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The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906

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Author: Laurence Yep

Over the years the earth has moved many times under San Francisco. But it has been thirty-eight years since the last strong earthquake. People have forgotten how bad it can be. But soon they will remember.

Based on actual events of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and told from the alternating perspectives of two young friends, the earth dragon awakes chronicles the thrilling story of the destruction of a city, and the heroes that emerge in its wake.



Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 03/25/2008
Pages: 128
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.20lbs
Size: 7.40h x 5.10w x 0.30d
ISBN: 9780060008468
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3.7
Point Value: 2
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 106102 / Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906

About the Author
Yep, Laurence: -

Laurence Yep is the acclaimed author of more than sixty books for young people and a winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. His illustrious list of novels includes the Newbery Honor Books Dragonwings and Dragon's Gate; The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, a Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee; and The Dragon's Child: A Story of Angel Island, which he cowrote with his niece, Dr. Kathleen S. Yep, and was named a New York Public Library's One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing and a Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book.

Mr. Yep grew up in San Francisco, where he was born. He attended Marquette University, graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and received his PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He lives in Pacific Grove, California, with his wife, the writer Joanne Ryder.