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    If You Lived at the Time of the Great San Francisco Earthquake (If You.) (Paperback) By (author) Ellen Levine, Illustrated by Richard Williams, Illustrated by Pat Grant Porter, Illustrated by Pat Grant Po Rter, Illustrated by Pat Grant

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    DescriptionIf you lived at the time of the Great San Francisco Earthquake --What things in your house would you try to save? --How would you carry the things you saved? --Where would you live if your house was destroyed? This book takes you to San Francisco, California, shortly before, during, and after April 18, 1906.

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    If You Lived at the Time of the Great San Francisco Earthquake
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ellen Levine, Illustrated by Richard Williams, Illustrated by Pat Grant Porter, Illustrated by Pat Grant Po Rter, Illustrated by Pat Grant
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 185 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9780590451574
    ISBN 10: 059045157X

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    BISAC V2.8: JNF052020
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    LC classification: F869.S3 L48 1992
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    Edition statement
    Scholastic Paperbacks
    Imprint name
    Scholastic Paperbacks
    Publication date
    01 July 1992
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    How did people escape on the Underground Railroad? What was it like to land on Ellis Island?How did it feel to travel the Oregon Trail in a covered wagon? Ellen Levine has revealed worldsof fascinating adventure with her nonfiction books for young readers. Although Ellen Levine enjoys reading and writing fiction, most of her books for young readershave been nonfiction. "Writing nonfiction lets me in behind the scenes of the story. I enjoylearning new things and meeting new people, even if they lived 200 years ago." "Real heroes," Levine says, "aren't necessarily on TV or in the news. They can be ordinarypeople who are willing to take risks for causes they believe in. Nonfiction offers a way tointroduce young readers to real people who have shown tremendous courage, even when facedwith great danger. All of us have the potential. And one doesn't have to be a grown-up," sheadds. When she's not writing, Levine likes to share the excitement of research and the importance ofaccuracy with young readers. "Many young people think research is dull; you go to anencyclopedia, copy information, give it a title, and call it a report." Using her books asexamples, Ellen explains how to get other, more interesting information. "I may not mention theexact words, but I talk to young people about primary and secondary sources. If I'm speakingwith third graders, I ask them, 'Where would I go if I wanted to find out what it's like to be athird grader?' Most will say, 'Read a book.' But when they say, 'Ask a third grader, ' I knowthey've understood what I mean by a primary source of inspiration." For If You Were an Animal Doctor, for example, Ellen witnessed an emergency operation on acow. While doing research in Wyoming for Ready, Aim, Fire!, her biography of Annie Oakley, she got to hold the gun Ms. Oakley is believed to have shot in the presence of the Queen ofEngland. "It gave me such a strong feeling about this person," she says. "That's part of research, too." Ellen Levine is the author of many acclaimed books, both fiction and nonfiction. Among them: If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon, If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island, I Hate English!, If You Lived at the Time of Martin Luther King, and Secret Missions. Her recent book, Freedom's Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories, was named one of the Ten Best Children's Books of the Year by The New York Times, and Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association. Ellen divides her time between New York City and Salem, New York.
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    This book takes you to San Francisco, California, shortly before, during, and after April 18, 1906. What would you have done when the quake struck?