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3.88888888888889 out of 53.88888888888889 out of 53.88888888888889 out of 53.88888888888889 out of 53.88888888888889 out of 5 3.89 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peg Kehret Narrator: Terry Bregy Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9781482980974
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Thirteen-year-old Kyle thought spending a vacation on the Oregon coast with his family would be great. He’d never flown before, and he’d never seen the Pacific Ocean. But Kyle’s perfect vacation becomes a nightmare while he’s babysitting his sister, BeeBee. An earthquake hits the coast and starts a fire in their hotel. While fighting their way through the smoke and flame, Kyle remembers seeing a sign at the beach that said after an earthquake everyone should go uphill and inland, as far from the ocean as possible. Tsunamis, giant waves that often follow earthquakes, can ride in from the sea and engulf anyone who doesn’t escape fast enough. Can Kyle and BeeBee outwit and outrun nature’s fury to save themselves from tsunami terror?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The best part of the book is the sub-plot of eight-year-old BeeBee’s obsession with the financial market.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “A satisfying read for victims of bullying.”

    School Library Journal

  • “The short length, survival theme, engaging siblings, and a subplot involving a bully combine for a satisfying tale. The narrative pace, moving briskly enough to engage the whole family, easily allows younger listeners to follow the action.”

    Booklist, audio review

  • Winner of the Young Hoosier Book Award

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kingjay | 10/17/2016

    " Book was trash felt like I wasn't even in the book who ever wants to talk back lets go "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 1/25/2011

    " this was one of the best books ive ever read! i could not stop reading it was soooo good! it was really fun to read because it was an easier book. it was very sad during the end though, but very suspensful. i think everybody would love this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 1/24/2011

    " This book is realistic and is interesting to read. The author continues to grab readers' attention by creating an problem almost everytime a problem was solved. This book is a good choice for reading and enjoy it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ali | 1/19/2011

    " it was good! it was also kind of sad "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Owen | 1/13/2011

    " This was an ok book. Tt seemed like it was written for people a little bit younger but i still enjoyed reading it. because it was an easier read it was a good book to read just to relax. You didnt have to think to much but you still understood the story. in the end i enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 1/4/2011

    " It was amazing Bravo!! Hands down it was an amazing book!!!!! nI finished it in two days I was so addicted to it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 12/23/2010

    " Not terribly exciting and very little in the development of the characters. However, a good quick read for students. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elena | 10/21/2010

    " I read it together with my daughter and enjoyed it a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthewd96 | 10/13/2010

    " I think that it was a really good book because I could feel the suspense in the book. "

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About the Author
Author Peg Kehret

Peg Kehret’s novels for children, which usually contain both humor and suspense, are regularly recommended by the American Library Association, the International Reading Association, and the Children’s Book Council. She has won many state “young reader” or “children’s choice” awards. Before she began writing books for children, she published plays, short stories, articles, and two books for adults. Kehret is a frequent speaker at conferences for librarians and teachers.

About the Narrator

Terry Bregy is a narrator of children’s and young adult books. Some of his published credits include Morning Girl, Paddle-to-the-Sea, and Across Five Aprils.