Escaping the Giant Wave Author:Peg Kehret The worst vacation ever! — 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. — Kyle's perfect vacation becomes a nightmare while he's babysitting his sister, BeeBee. An earthquake hits the coast and starts afi... more »re in their hotel. While fighting their way through 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?« less
An outstanding story about a family caught in an earthquake and its aftermath. While the parents on a cruise ship in the ocean the children are in a hotel on shore. The tale is told from the boy's viewpoint who becomes a hero to his family. It's a fine story detailing the dangers of both earthquakes and tsunamis. Highly recommended!