Tara and the Towering Wave: An Indian Ocean Tsunami Survival Story (Girls Survive)

by Cristina Oxtra (Author) Francesca Ficorilli (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Girls Survive
When her mother announces a holiday vacation to Thailand, Tara isn't thrilled. She'd rather stay home with her friends, but Mom is determined they use the girls' trip to explore their Thai heritage. Tara is reluctant to travel so far from home, especially to a country she doesn't feel connected to. But then disaster strikes. The day after Christmas, a massive tsunami sweeps through Phuket, Thailand. Tara's resort vacation suddenly becomes a fight to survive - and find her mother in the wreckage.

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Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781496596918
Lexile Measure
630L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Stone Arch Books
Publication date
August 20, 2020
Series
Girls Survive
BISAC categories
JUV001010 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure | Survival Stories
JUV014000 - Juvenile Fiction | Girls & Women
JUV016030 - Juvenile Fiction | Historical | Asia
JUV029030 - Juvenile Fiction | Nature & the Natural World | Disasters
Library of Congress categories
Survival
Historical fiction
Mothers and daughters
Thailand
Tsunamis
Thai Americans
Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2004

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