I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018 (I Survived #20)
Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338317442 Paperback
144 Pages | 5.264" x 7.538" | Ages 7 to 10
Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338317473 Ebook
144 Pages | Ages 7 to 10
California continues to be ravaged by devastating wildfires. Lauren Tarshis's heart pounding story tells of two children who battle the terrifying flames and — despite the destruction — find hope in the ashes.The people of Northern California were used to living with the threat of wildfires. But nothing could have prepared them for the devastating 2018 fire season, the deadliest in 100 years and the most destructive in history.In the 20th I Survived book, readers join eleven-year-old Josh as he leaves his New Jersey home for the rural northern California town where his cousins live. Still reeling from the life-changing challenges that propelled him and his mother across the country, Josh struggles to adapt to a more rustic, down-to-earth lifestyle that couldn't be more different from the one he is used to.Josh and his cousin bond over tacos and reptiles and jokes, but on a trip into the nearby forest, they suddenly find themselves in the path of a fast-moving firestorm, a super-heated monster that will soon lay waste to millions of acres of wilderness and — possibly — their town. Josh needs to confront the family issues burning him up inside, but first he'll have to survive the flames blazing all around him.
Raves & reviews:
Praise for I Survived the American Revolution, 1776:"Tarshis successfully blends historical fact with an involving narrative." — School Library JournalPraise for I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79:"Tarshis serves up another gripping adventure... with the light-speed pacing and death-defying maneuvering fans have come to expect." — BooklistPraise for I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863:"Informative and breathlessly paced." — Kirkus Reviews