I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 (I Survived #12)

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Dex and his family live in Joplin, Missouri, right in Tornado Alley. They enjoy watching Dr Norman Gage’s show about his adventures chasing tornadoes. When Dex’s older brother, Jeremy joins the Navy SEALS, things change. The old things that were so fun, like watching the show, aren’t so much anymore. He worries about his brother, but loves receiving mail and sharing Jeremy’s stories with the kids at school. Late in May, 2011, Dex runs into Dr. Gage, who is chasing a tornado in the town just north of Joplin. He is given the opportunity to ride with him during the storm, but then the storm shifts, right to where they are watching and waiting. Dex doesn’t know it yet, but he’s about to get his own story to tell. This is Tarshis’s 12th novel in the I survived series. Not only does she share a story based on research and true accounts of the event, she shares ways to stay safe in such a storm and a timeline of this tornado. Her question and answer section will satisfy readers who prefer non-fiction works of real events, and her bibliography will appeal to those who want to learn more.


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Author Lauren Tarshis
Star Count 4.0/5
Format Trade
Page Count 112 pages
Publisher Scholastic Paperbacks
Publish Date 2015-Aug-25
ISBN 9780545658485
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Issue October 2015
Category Tweens
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