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Kehret, Peg.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2003.
IL 3-6, RL 5.9
ISBN 068985272X
(3 booktalks)
Booktalk #1

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)

Booktalk #2

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

Booktalk #3

Kyle's vacation 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? Black-eyed Susan Award nominee 2005-2006

SUBJECTS:     Tsunamis -- Fiction.
                        Earthquakes -- Fiction.
                        Natural disasters -- Fiction.
                        Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
                        Bullies -- Fiction.
                        Pacific Coast (Or.) -- Fiction.


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