The earth dragon awakes : the San Francisco earthquake of 1906

by Yep, Laurence, 1948-

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 9 copies
Available (9)
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Fiction juv YEP Laurence
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  juv YEP Laurence
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area j Fic Yep, Lau
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area
 
Call Number  j Fic Yep, Lau
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Fiction Collection j Fic Yep, Lau
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
 
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne Children Fiction J YEP
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne
 
Collection  Children Fiction
 
Call Number  J YEP
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Room j FIC YEP
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Childrens' Room
 
Call Number  j FIC YEP
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j YEP
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Fiction
 
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Northland Public Library Children's Fiction J FIC YEP
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Fiction
 
Call Number  J FIC YEP
 
 
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j YEP
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Fiction J F YEP
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  J F YEP
 
 
Summary
A gripping portrait of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake by Laura Ingalls Wilder Award winner Laurence Yep. When the quake subsides, Chin and Henry and their families are lucky to be alive. But now they must escape the fires that have broken out and find their way to safety-before it's too late. Based on actual events and told from the alternating perspectives of two young friends, The Earth Dragon Awakes is a suspenseful novel about the 1906 San Francisco earthquake by Newbery Honor author Laurence Yep.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3-5. On the evening of April 17, 1906, neither eight-year-old Henry nor his friend Ching is aware that the earth beneath their San Francisco homes is shifting. Devotees of penny dreadfuls, both boys long for excitement, not their fathers' ordinary routine lives. When the earthquake shakes the city and a firestorm breaks out, Henry and his parents scramble in the chaos and battle the fire, but must ultimately evacuate their home. Ching and his father survive the collapse of their Chinatown tenement, and flee to the ferry through the debris and turmoil. In the midst of catastrophe, the boys realize that their fathers are real-life heroes. Henry and Ching's stories are told in alternating chapters with a few interruptions for the insertion of earthquake information. Told in the present tense, the narration provides a you are there sense of immediacy and will appeal to readers who enjoy action-packed survival stories. --Linda Perkins Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906 -- Juvenile fiction.
Earthquakes -- California -- San Francisco -- Juvenile fiction.
Earthquakes -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction.
Courage -- Fiction.
Survival -- Fiction.
Chinese Americans -- Fiction.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :HarperCollinsPublishers,2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 117 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 0060275243 (trade bdg.)
0060275251 (lib. bdg.)
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