Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Hopkinson, Doborah. Into the Firestorm

Hopkinson, Deborah. Into the firestorm. Knopf, 2006 [0-375-93652-1]
Nicholas is an eleven-year-old orphan who runs away to San Francisco in 1906 ... poor timing! He just gets settled in a job when the earthquake hits. This 200 page book tells how Nicholas joins with his neighbors as they try to survive the terrible destruction. The earthquake isn’t as bad as the fires that follow afterward. Everyone is trying to move away from the fires which are spreading fast throughout the city. The reader gets wrapped up in the emotions of Nicholas helping others and his confused loyalty towards his new friends. This is a great historical, survival, action story.


Blogger Deborah Hopkinson said...

Thank you so much for including my book in your recommendations! I love writing about history and hope to encourage young readers to enjoy history as well!

Deborah Hopkinson

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