Earthquake Terror by Peg KehretEarthquake Terror by Peg Kehret

Earthquake Terror

byPeg Kehret

Paperback | May 1, 1998

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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?
Peg Kehret was born in Wisconsin, grew up in Minnesota, spent fourteen years in California, and now lives with her husband in Washington State. They have two grown children, four grandchildren, one dog, and one cat.Peg's novels for children are regularly recommended by the American Library Association, the International Reading Associa...
Title:Earthquake TerrorFormat:PaperbackPublished:May 1, 1998Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140383433

ISBN - 13:9780140383430

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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From Our Editors

Jonathan has a bad feeling about the deserted island his family chooses to camp on. It seems like his gut instincts may be right when his mother breaks her ankle. This leaves Jonathan and his little sister, Abby, to fend for themselves. But then an earthquake shakes things up -- taking down the bridge and their trailer. Suddenly the siblings are without food or water. The two have to fight for their very lives in Earthquake Terror.

Editorial Reviews

"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

"The tautly written story sustains the suspense without ever becoming melodramatic. "--School Library Journal