Escaping the Giant Wave (Paperback)

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The Worst Vacation Ever
Thirteen-year-old Kyle thought spending a vacation on the Oregon coast with his family would be great. He'd never flown before, and he'd never seen the Pacific Ocean.
One evening Kyle is left in charge of his younger sister, BeeBee, while his parents attend an adults-only Salesman of the Year dinner on an elegant yacht.
Then the earthquake comes -- starting a fire in their hotel As Kyle and BeeBee fight their way out through smoke and flame, Kyle remembers the sign at the beach that said after an earthquake everyone should go uphill and inland, as far from the ocean as possible. Giant tsunami waves -- three or four stories high can ride in from the sea and engulf anyone who doesn't escape fast enough.
Kyle and BeeBee flee uphill as a tsunami crashes over the beach, the hotel, and the town. The giant wave charges straight up the hillside and through the woods where the children are running for their lives. The perfect vacation has become a nightmare Somehow Kyle and BeeBee have to outwit nature's fury and save themselves from tsunami terror.

About the Author

Peg Kehret s novels for children, which usually contain both humor and suspense, are regularly recommended by the American Library Association, the International Reading Association, and the Children s Book Council. She has won many state young reader or children s choice awards. Before she began writing books for children, she published plays, short stories, articles, and two books for adults. Kehret is a frequent speaker at conferences for librarians and teachers.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780689852732
ISBN-10: 0689852738
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
Publication Date: September 2004
Pages: 160
Language: English