"fast-paced" - Publisher's Weekly
The Survival Series that celebrates the awesome history of us.
"a must for every reading list"
This notable, gripping book unfolds the 2018 Paradise, California wildfire disaster through the eyes of one brave boy. A Children's Outstanding Release.
When 14-year-old Troy's parents leave him in charge overnight, he has no idea his life in Paradise is about to change. He wakes to see a monstrous wildfire racing toward his home. Unable to reach his parents, and with a kid sister, a dog, and a cat to protect, he knows he has to act. How can he get them all to safety? They'll never be able to outrun the fire on foot. He has to make a decision, fast. Does he have what it takes to escape?
Based on eyewitness accounts and hours of research, this inspirational story is exceptionally vivid, swiftpaced, and stirring. The November 2018 Butte County disaster was California's biggest forest fire and has become a defining moment in American disaster history.
A study guide is available at https: //tinyurl.com/escaped-fire
This is the 2nd children's book in the I Escaped Series about brave kids who face real world challenges and find ways to escape. Sure to appeal to fans of books like I Survived by New York Times Bestseller Lauren Tarshis and Jim Murphy's The Great Fire
Contains an informative fact section at the back with wildfire information, fire safety tips, and much more.
"gripping" - Chico Enterprise Record
A powerfully relevant must-read for today's changing climate.
This book is for the doers and the dreamers, the cautious and the go-getters, and the survivalists in us all. Because each and every one of us can accomplish miracles.
About the Author
Scott Peters has always been fascinated by history. Scott writes adventures for middle-graders who love to explore the world. In addition to writing, the author has created over 300 museum, science center and theme park installations for such places as the SMITHSONIAN, WALT DISNEY WORLD, PARAMOUNT PICTURES, and the WASHINGTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM. Peters also helped design an interactive TV show for the NICKELODEON CHANNEL.
S.D. Brown taught elementary, middle grade, high school and junior college for over twenty years, on three continents and in seven schools. She continues to present workshops and is the owner-curator of the largest, privately owned gem and mineral museum in California. When she's not working with rocks, she's working on manuscripts.