Scholastic Paperbacks (1992), Edition: Reprint, 64 pages
Tells what it was like living in California at the time of the great San Francisco quake of 1906.
64 p.; 9 inches
059045157X / 9780590451574
LibraryThing member melydia
I'm not sure of the appropriate audience for this book., On the one hand, it's clearly written for children, but it's describing a very tragic event, and by trying to make it child-friendly, it feels almost as if it's trivializing what these people went through. The little anecdotes of reunions and heroism are nice, though, and I suppose there are some kids who would find some of the silly stories funny. On the other hand, as an adult, it's so broad as to be dull. The little vignettes are fine but I came away still without a handle on the true extent of the damage, both geographically and temporally. I guess if your kid really wants to read about natural disasters and you don't want anything too graphic, this might be a good choice.
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