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I survived the great Alaska earthquake, 1964  Cover Image Book Book

I survived the great Alaska earthquake, 1964 / by Lauren Tarshis ; illustrated by Scott Dawson.

Tarshis, Lauren, (author.). Dawson, Scott, (illustrator.).


"Growing up in the Alaskan wilderness, Jackson has always prided himself on being tough. His family lives in a tiny cabin where their neighbors are grizzlies and wolves. The nearest store is a three-day walk away. Jackson loves his life . . . until a fire destroys the family's cabin, and they have to move to the town of Valdez. Adjusting to fifth grade isn't easy. And then Jakcson has to face an earthquake of terrifying strength. As the ground shatters and tsunami waves crash into the coast, Jacson learns what it really means to be tough." --back cover

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338891782
  • ISBN: 1338891782
  • ISBN: 9781338891799
  • ISBN: 1338891790
  • ISBN: 9781518294846
  • ISBN: 1518294847
  • Physical Description: 91 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic, Inc., [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date, binding, and paging may vary.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 134-135)
Target Audience Note:
600L Lexile
Decoding demand: 82 (very high) Semantic demand: 98 (very high) Syntactic demand: 82 (very high) Structure demand: 87 (very high) Lexile
Subject: Boys > Alaska > Juvenile fiction.
Alaska Earthquake, Alaska, 1964 > Juvenile fiction.
Toughness (Personality trait) > Juvenile fiction.
Earthquakes > Alaska > Valdez > Juvenile fiction.
Survival > Juvenile fiction.
Alaska Earthquake, Alaska, 1964 > History > 20th century > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 19 of 32 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 3 of 7 copies available at Cass County.


  • 1 current hold with 32 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Archie J TAR 2023 (Text) 0002206106615 New Juvenile Books Checked out 12/26/2023
Cass County Library-Bookmobile J TAR 2023 (Text) 0002206106607 New Juvenile Books Available -
Cass County Library-Drexel J TAR 2023 (Text) 0002206106623 New Juvenile Books Available -
Cass County Library-Garden City J TAR 2023 (Text) 0002206106631 New Juvenile Books On holds shelf -
Cass County Library-Harrisonville J TAR 2023 (Text) 0002206106649 New Juvenile Books Checked out 12/12/2023
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center J TAR 2023 (Text) 0002206106656 New Juvenile Books Reshelving -
Cass County Library-Pleasant Hill J TAR 2023 (Text) 0002206106664 New Juvenile Books Checked out 12/13/2023

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