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Review

A noteworthy review of Natural Disaster True Survival Stories from School Library Journal on April 1, 2016

Cover: California Wildfires Survival Stories

Following a two-page overview of the title event, each volume presents four or five dramatic accounts of people who experience the effects. Photos of survivors accompany many stories, including those of a small boy pulled from Haiti’s earthquake rubble and a man floating on his house 10 miles off the coast of Japan. Along with tales of heroic rescues are unusual discussions such as how animals fled well before people sensed the Indian Ocean tsunami and how a structure was designed to survive wildfires. The locations, causes, and extent of each disaster are well documented. Individual accounts of disaster survivors put a human face on statistics of injuries, fatalities, and devastating losses. A top choice for most collections.

—Kathy Piehl

Products Reviewed

Title   ATOS Format Qty
California Wildfires Survival Stories 4.9
Haiti Earthquake Survival Stories 4.7
Hurricane Katrina Survival Stories 4.9
Indian Ocean Tsunami Survival Stories 4.4
Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Survival Stories 4.7
Joplin Tornado Survival Stories 4.8

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