I Survived the Wellington Avalanche, 1910 (I Survived #22)

by Lauren Tarshis (Author)

I Survived the Wellington Avalanche, 1910 (I Survived #22)
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: I Survived

The Wellington snow slide of 1910 was--and still is--the deadliest avalanche in America's history. Lauren Tarshis's story of one child surviving the frozen nightmare pounds with page-turning action and heartwarming hope.

The snow came down faster than train crews could clear the tracks, piling up in drifts 20 feet high. At the Wellington train depot in the Cascade Mountains, two trains sat stranded, blocked in by snow slides to the east and west. Some passengers braved the storm to hike off the mountain, but many had no choice but to wait out the storm.

But the storm didn't stop. One day passed, then two, three . . . six days. The snow turned to rain. Then, just after midnight on March 1, a lightning storm struck the mountain, sending a ten-foot-high wave of snow barreling down the mountain. The trains tumbled 150 feet. 96 people were dead.

The Wellington avalanche forever changed railroad engineering. New York Times bestselling author Lauren Tarshis tells the tale of one girl who survived, emerging from the snow forever changed herself.


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Praise for I Survived the American Revolution, 1776:

Tarshis successfully blends historical fact with an involving narrative. — School Library Journal

Praise for I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79:

Tarshis serves up another gripping adventure... with the light-speed pacing and death-defying maneuvering fans have come to expect. — Booklist

Praise for I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863:

Informative and breathlessly paced. — Kirkus Reviews

Praise for I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001:

[Tarshis] crafts a dramatic, emotionally intense tale that takes account of 9/11's physical and emotional costs — short- and longterm — while ending on an upward beat. — Kirkus Reviews

Praise for I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005:

Expressive illustrations capture the drama of the storm and its aftermath, but the book's real power comes from its exploration of what it means to be a hero. — Booklist

Praise for I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916:

A gripping story that will hold the interest of reluctant readers. — School Library Journal

Praise for I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912:

The fast pace and intrinsically fascinating disaster story will keep readers turning the pages. — Kirkus Reviews

Lauren Tarshis
Lauren Tarshis's New York Times bestselling I Survived series tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength in the midst of unimaginable disasters and times of turmoil. Lauren has brought her signature warmth and exhaustive research to topics such as the battle of D-Day, the American Revolution, Hurricane Katrina, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and other world events. She lives in Connecticut with her family, and can be found online at laurentarshis.com.

Haus Studio was founded in 1997 by a group of friends who self-published their own comics. They are located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but collaborate with writers and publishers around the world. In addition to their illustration work, the team runs an art school and has organized comic book conventions and other exhibitions in Latin America. Haus Studio artists consider themselves storytellers more than artists, and therefore love working on projects with rich stories to tell.

Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781338752564
Lexile Measure
570L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
N/A
Publication date
September 20, 2022
Series
I Survived
BISAC categories
JUV016150 - Juvenile Fiction | Historical | United States - 20th Century
JUV001010 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure | Survival Stories
JUV041050 - Juvenile Fiction | Transportation | Railroads & Trains
JUV029030 - Juvenile Fiction | Nature & the Natural World | Disasters
Library of Congress categories
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