California Wildfires Survival Stories

From the Set Natural Disaster True Survival Stories

Through narrative nonfiction text, readers hear stories from survivors of the devastating wildfires that broke out across southern California in October 2007. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a fast-fact section, fact-filled captions and callouts, a timeline of the disaster, infographics, a glossary, a listing of source notes, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.

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  • Disaster Strikes
  • A Team Effort
  • The Castle Falls
  • A Fireproof Home
  • A Narrow Escape
  • A City of Caring
  • Glossary
  • Source Notes
  • To Learn More
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Dewey 363.37
Lexile 780
ATOS Reading Level 4.9
Guided Reading Level S
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781634074223, 9781503807303
Copyright 2016, 2016
Number of Pages 32, 32
Dimensions 6.5 x 9, 6.5 x 9
Graphics Full-color photographs

A Review of "Natural Disaster True Survival Stories" in Horn Book Guide

Natural Disaster True Survival Stories series. In a series about real-life disaster survival, these volumes focus on weather-related events in the U.S. In each book, a brief introduction describes the disaster and four or five chapters detail real individuals’ involvement. Gripping, you-are- there narratives are supplemented with primary source quotations (footnoted and sourced); photos and other graphics (maps, graphs, diagrams, etc.) provide additional insight. Reading list, timeline. Glos., ind.

A Review of "Natural Disaster True Survival Stories" in School Library Journal

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.