Earthquake Terror

by Peg Kehret (Author)

Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade
When Jonathan and his family go camping on Magpie Island, they look forward to a fun, relaxing weekend. But their fun quickly vanishes when Jonathan, his sister, Abby, and their dog, Moose, find themselves in the middle of a natural disaster. A devastating earthquake has hit, destroying their camper, knocking out the only bridge to the mainland, and leaving Jonathan, Abby, and their dog with no food, water, or shelter. Alone in the woods, can Jonathan manage to keep calm and save Abby and Moose--and stay alive himself?
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School Library Journal

The tautly written story sustains the suspense without ever becoming melodramatic. 

Review quotes

"This is a great adventure story and both boys and girls. There is also good information about earthquakes with is very interesting. Family unity is certainly focused on and how everyone needs to work together. "—Children's Literature

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Puffin Books
Publication date
May 19, 1998
BISAC categories
JUV039140 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
JUV001010 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure | Survival Stories
JUV013070 - Juvenile Fiction | Family | Siblings
Library of Congress categories
Brothers and sisters
Physically handicapped
Virginia Readers Choice Award
Winner 1999 - 1999
Black-Eyed Susan Award
Nominee 1998 - 1999
West Virginia Children's Book Award
Winner 1998 - 1998

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