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San Francisco, 1906

(Book #2 of Survival!)
For Ages: 8 - 12
Can two kids survive the biggest disaster of 1906? Find out in this gripping tale of historical fiction, part of the Survivors series.

Brendan O’Connor is delivering pastries to the bustling businesses and elegant hotels of San Francisco, dreaming that someday he will be part of that life.

Li Dai Yue is running from the isolated security of Chinatown, distraught over the marriage her uncle has arranged for her.

Chance throws them together on the day of the San Francisco earthquake. Can two strangers from such different worlds work together to survive the terror of crumbling buildings, fire, looting, and chaos?
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  • Aladdin | 
  • 160 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781481400794 | 
  • July 2014 | 
  • Grades 4 - 6
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Earthquake Chapter One
It was almost dawn. Brendan O’Connor gripped the reins, struggling to control the nervous mare without slowing her down. Up and down Market Street wagon wheels gritted over the cobblestones. Drivers were hauling produce, laundry, milk, everything the hotels and restaurants would need for the day’s business.

Brendan had worked hard to get this route and he wasn’t going to lose it. His boss had the kind of temper no one wanted to set off. Two things made old man Hansen furious: losing money and late deliveries. Fancy... see more

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