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ESCAPING THE GIANT WAVE
New York : Simon & Schuster
Books for Young Readers, 2003.
IL 3-6, RL 5.9
It's a long way from Kansas
to Oregon. Sixth grade Kyle Davidson has never seen the ocean.
What seems like a dream vacation for Kyle, his 8-year-old sister, and his
parents is turning into a nightmare. First, Kyle discovers that the
kid who has bullied him for years is staying in the same hotel, then there's
an earthquake, a fire, and then the strange sound of cows mooing over loudspeakers.
The mooing sound is an alarm system to warn of tsunamis or "tidal waves",.
Discover how Kyle deals with disasters of all kind. Read Escaping
the Giant Wave! (New
Hampshire Great Stone Face Committee, 2004-05)
What would you do if you were
babysitting your younger sister while your parents are out on a dinner
cruise and an earthquake hit? What if the hotel you were staying
in caught on fire? Or, would you know what to do in case a tsunami
was headed toward you? All of that and more happens when Kyle goes
on a summer vacation to the Oregon coast with his family. To find
out about the worst vacation ever read “Escaping the Giant Wave” by Peg
Kehret. (Beth Lindsay, Lee County Library System, Estero, FL)
2005-2006 Sunshine State Young Reader’s List Grades 3-5 & 6-8
with his family on the Oregon
coast starts out to be perfect. However, while he is babysitting
his younger sister, an earthquake starts a fire in his hotel, and also
creates a tsunami. Can he save himself, his sister, and a boy who
has bullied him since kindergarten before they are all washed away?
Susan Award nominee 2005-2006