Escaping the Giant Wave

Escaping the Giant Wave

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
When an earthquake creates a tsunami while thirteen-year-old Kyle is babysitting his sister during a family vacation at a Pacific Coast resort, he tries to save himself, his sister, and a boy who has bullied him for years.

& Taylor

Having never seen the Pacific Ocean, thirteen-year-old Kyle was excited about his family vacation on the Oregon coast, yet when an earthquake hits, Kyle, remembering a lesson about earthquakes and tsunami waves, leads his sister to safety by bringing her high up a mountain before the wave strikes. Reprint.

Simon and Schuster
When an earthquake hits on their family vacation, can Kyle and his sister survive the following tsunami?

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’s never seen the Pacific Ocean.

One evening Kyle is left in charge of his younger sister, BeeBee, while his parents attend an adults-only Salesman of the Year dinner on an elegant yacht.

Then the earthquake comes—starting a fire in their hotel! As Kyle and BeeBee fight their way out through smoke and flame, Kyle remembers the sign at the beach that said after an earthquake everyone should go uphill and inland, as far from the ocean as possible. Giant tsunami waves—three or four stories high—can ride in from the sea and engulf anyone who doesn’t escape fast enough.

Kyle and BeeBee flee uphill as a tsunami crashes over the beach, the hotel, and the town. The giant wave charges straight up the hillside and through the woods where the children are running for their lives. The perfect vacation has become a nightmare! Somehow Kyle and BeeBee have to outwit nature’s fury and save themselves from tsunami terror.

Publisher: 2004
ISBN: 9780689852732
Characteristics: p. ; cm


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Aug 03, 2013

Loved this book! I couldn't put it down. Really interesting plot.

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a really really really good book!


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Ninja_Kevin Jun 17, 2012

I have just finished a book called, "ESCAPING the Giant Wave" by Peg Kehret a realistic-fiction book. In this book the protagonist is a thirteen-year-old boy name, Kyle. Kyle has a little sister name, Beebee. They live together with their mom and dad. His parents work as a salesman. His dad sells offices and his mom sells houses. This year his dad was the best salesman of the year so they got an invitation to Oregon. Kyle had never been to the Pacific Ocean and luckily Oregon is next to the Pacific Ocean. Kyle also had an enemy his name is, Daren they both went to school together. Daren would push Kyle or trip him and other different things. Daren's mother and father also worked as a sales person so they were also invited to the party. The party was held on a ship. Kyle and Beebee couldn't come because it was an adult only. So Kyle and Beebee had to stay in a hotel called the, Totem Pole Inn.


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