Jewish Values: Quake!: Disaster in San Francisco, 1906

Publisher: 
Publication Year: 
1999
Number of Pages: 
153 p.
Note: 
A young Jewish boy is the main character in this readable historical novel set in San Francisco at the time of the 1906 earthquake and its immediate aftermath. Separated from his father and little sister and not knowing if they survived the quake, Jacob searches throughout the wreckage and refugee camps for them. He is joined by a Chinese boy searching for his family and by a stray puppy, whom he names Quake. Vivid scenes of the disaster are juxtaposed with issues of prejudice and altruism. An epilogue gives readers some background and factual material, including photographs.
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ISBN: 
1561453102
Book ID: 
781
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No