The disaster days

by Behrens, Rebecca,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 8 copies
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Hatchetmeets The Babysitters Clubin this middle grade chapter book, that tells the epic and thrilling survival story about pushing oneself to the limit in the face of a crisis.

Hannah Steele loves living on Pelling, a tiny island near Seattle. It's a little disconnected from the outside world, but she's always felt completely safe there.

Which is why when she's askedone day to babysit after school, she thinks it's no big deal. Zoe and Oscar are her next-door neighbors, and Hannah just took a babysitting class that she's pretty sure makes her an expert. She isn't even worried that she left her inhaler at home.

Then the shaking begins.

The terrifying earthquake only lasts four minutes but it changes everything, damaging the house, knocking out the power, and making cell service nonexistent. Even worse, the ferry and thebridge connecting the kids to help--and their parents--are both blocked. Which means they're stranded and alone... With Hannah in charge, as things go from bad to dangerous.

The Disaster Daysis a perfect... gift for preteen survival story fans earthquake fiction chapter book for tween girls ages 11-14 survivalist fiction book for middle grade girls summer reading book for preteens preteen gift for girls
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Thirteen-year-old Hannah Steele loves her tiny, utopian island home just across the bridge from Seattle. But when the Pacific Northwest is rocked by a massive 8.0 earthquake during her first real babysitting gig trapping her and her two young charges (and a guinea pig) on the island, while their parents remain on the mainland her safe haven becomes unrecognizable. Without cell service to call for help or the internet to search for how to treat a broken leg or infected gash, Hannah finds her babysitter's training (""If it's a real emergency, get an adult!"") quickly falling short as the harrowing hours turn into grueling days. Fans of survival thrillers in the vein of Gary Paulsen's Hatchet will enjoy this tense, honest tale of bravery. Hannah battles not just external dangers, such as a gas leak and downed power lines, but also internal temptations to give up hope or lash out in fear, making this an excellent (and refreshingly not didactic) teaching tool on natural-disaster preparedness.--Eleanor Roth Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Behrens's natural disaster--themed epic portrays a young person's grace under pressure. Hannah, 13, is embroiled in typical early teen drama with friends, school, and her parents. She's also worried about her second-ever babysitting gig, which will be for a neighbor on the small island of Pelling, near Seattle. Reality exceeds her imagined worst-case scenario after an earthquake traps her and her two young charges--10-year-old Zoe and her younger brother, Oscar--on the island without power, a working phone, or adult guidance. It's up to Hannah, despite asthma and serious injuries, to keep them safe. Her extraordinary resourcefulness and courage in deadly situations highlight her burgeoning maturity. Behrens (When Audrey Met Alice) uses immersive details and situations effectively viewed from Hannah's perspective to create a suspenseful, vivid story filled with lessons about responsibility and overcoming adversity. Ages 8--12. Agent: Suzie Townsend, New Leaf Literary. (Oct.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Earthquakes -- Juvenile fiction.
Survival -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-reliance -- Juvenile fiction.
Babysitters -- Juvenile fiction.
Islands -- Washington (State) -- Juvenile fiction.
Earthquakes -- Fiction.
Survival -- Fiction.
Self-reliance -- Fiction.
Babysitters -- Fiction.
Islands -- Fiction.
Washington (State) -- Juvenile fiction.
Washington (State) -- Fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Publisher Naperville, Illinois :2019
Language English
Description 296 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781492673316
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