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Escaping the Giant Wave - Online Book Club



Welcome to our online book club for grades 5 - 8! We are excited for you to join us in our discussion for Escaping the Giant Wave by Peg Kehret.


Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a flyer for this website, a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!


Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Amanda know!


All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want!


"Escaping the Giant Wave" by Peg Kehret


“Thirteen-year-old Kyle thought spending a vacation on the Oregon coast with his family would be great. 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. Can Kyle and BeeBee outwit and outrun nature's fury to save themselves from tsunami terror?”


*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*


More about the author, the book, and tsunami:


Peg Kehret’s website:

https://www.pegkehret.com/


National Weather Service’s Tsunami Warning System site:

https://www.tsunami.gov/


Oregon state’s site on tsunami preparedness:

https://www.oregon.gov/oem/hazardsprep/Pages/Tsunami.aspx


National Geographic Kids’ page on tsunamis:

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/geography/physical-geography/tsunamis/


Sample of the audiobook for Escaping the Giant Wave:

https://www.audible.com/pd/Escaping-the-Giant-Wave-Audiobook/B002VA9QVQ


Included as well: a word search, tsunami facts sheet, a “tsunami in a bottle” activity, and a survival kit activity.








We hope you enjoy these activities and cannot wait to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at swantonpl@gmail.com, or come in and turn in a physical copy!

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