If You Lived At The Time Of The Great San Francisco Earthquake By Ellen Levine

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If you lived at the time of the Great San Francisco Earthquake--What things in your house would you try to save?--How would you carry the things you saved?--Where would you live if your house was destroyed?This book takes you to San Francisco, California, shortly before, during, and after April 18, 1906. If You Lived At The Time Of The Great San Francisco Earthquake

One day, I read this book at a Borders in Hyde Park, Chicago(*tear*). I got mostly through it but then I had to leave and I didn't get a chance to buy it. It was a bit crucial to make this a part of my 'If You Lived...' collection. But for the longest time, I couldn't find it at my local Borders and it made me upset. Note, this was also before I even knew Goodreads existed.

But then I found it eventually. And of course, it wasn't nearly as spectacular and I had dreamed it would be when I was desperately searching for it.

But hey, what can you do? I still liked this book quite a bit and for someone writing about the San Fran earthquake, this is a good, quick reference. Childrens Books, Nonfiction, History Fascinating historical facts presented in a manner that should appeal to youngsters. I found it to be informative and entertaining. Wish our library had more of this series. Childrens Books, Nonfiction, History I'm not sure of the appropriate audience for this book., On the one hand, it's clearly written for children, but it's describing a very tragic event, and by trying to make it child-friendly, it feels almost as if it's trivializing what these people went through. The little anecdotes of reunions and heroism are nice, though, and I suppose there are some kids who would find some of the silly stories funny. On the other hand, as an adult, it's so broad as to be dull. The little vignettes are fine but I came away still without a handle on the true extent of the damage, both geographically and temporally. I guess if your kid really wants to read about natural disasters and you don't want anything too graphic, this might be a good choice.
Childrens Books, Nonfiction, History It was interesting to see what life was like after a earthquake. Like having to cook on garbage cans, and seeing tons of broken empty houses as you walk by. It is great that people helped by giving money, because now San Francisco looks like there hasn't been a earthquake at all. Childrens Books, Nonfiction, History I liked this book because of the descriptions. It really helps you imagine what the earthquake was like. It answers many questions you may have had (What did the earthquake sound like? Were there any warnings that an earthquake was coming? How did animals act when the quake hit?) and some you might not have thought of (Could you cook in your house after the earthquake? Were any babies born during the earthquake?). I wish the book had a map showing the extent of the earthquake, and more information about what causes earthquakes and why this particular quake was so big.

If You Lived at the Time of the Great San Francisco Earthquake is reading level Q. I recommend it for 2nd to 5th graders as a read aloud and to upper elementary and middle schoolers to read on their own, plus anyone else who wants to learn about this historical event. Childrens Books, Nonfiction, History


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-pbandj23- Childrens Books, Nonfiction, History Mattea read this book aloud to me. We took a break, so it took a long time. She loved it. She liked that it had history, but it was interesting. I also enjoyed it and love any book that helps my kids be excited about learning history. Childrens Books, Nonfiction, History pretty good but long winded Childrens Books, Nonfiction, History Good regional primary history. Provides a clear sense of American life during early Industrialization and the development of San Francisco. It's fun too. Childrens Books, Nonfiction, History