I Survived, Galveston Hurricane 1900 Blog Tour & Giveaway

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the I SURVIVED, THE GALVESTON HURRICANE, 1900 by Lauren Tarshis Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: I SURVIVED, THE GALVESTON HURRICANE, 1900 (I Survived #21)

Author: Lauren Tarshis

Pub. Date: Paperback, eBook, & audiobook: September 7, 2021. Hardcover: November 2, 2021

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 144

Find it:  GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, AudibleB&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBDBookshop.org

More than a century later, the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 is still America’s deadliest disaster. Lauren Tarshis’s story of one child surviving the horrible event churns with page-turning action and bold hope.

The city of Galveston, Texas, was booming. Perched on an island off the southern coast of Texas, Galveston had been founded in the 1830s. By 1900, it was Texas’s richest and most important city. Boats loaded up with American cotton and wheat steamed from Galveston to countries around the world. Arriving ships were crowded with immigrants. The streets, paved with crushed oyster shells, sparkled like they’d been sprinkled with diamonds.

True, this glittering city was prone to flooding. But just a few years before, a weather forecaster had said the idea of a hurricane striking Galveston was absurd.

So when a storm started brewing on September 8, 1900, no one believed it would be any worse than previous storms. They gathered on the beach to cheer on the wild waves. But what started as entertainment soon turned into a nightmare as those wild waves crashed into the city. By morning, hundreds of homes were destroyed. Eight thousand people were dead. The city had all but disappeared,

In this thrilling installment of Lauren Tarshis’s New York Times bestselling I Survived series, one child finds safety only to head back into the treacherous waters to make sure his neighbors are safe.

Check out all of the I SURVIVED BOOKS! Each can be read as a standalone.

 

My Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Wow! I was riding on an ensuring roller coaster as I read this book. Although the characters are fictional – the Galveston Hurricane was very real and I’m sure people that lived through it faced the same dilemma’s. You follow along with Charlie who is living through this storm. The author does a great job at having you feel Charlie’s fears as well as the pain he goes through getting pummeled by the water. He ends up forming a sort of alliance with his sworn enemy Gordon.

I couldn’t put this down – I needed to know what happened next. The author adds pictures from the actual Galveston Hurricane and it’s aftermath giving you such a great overall picture of what happened at that time. It’s one thing to read about tragedies in history books, but when there’s an actual story surrounding the event it gives it so much more feeling and understanding of what emotional damage. Then there’s hope – such a great series.

 

About Lauren Tarshis: 

LAUREN TARSHISNew York Times bestselling I Survived series (which has over 34 million copies in print!) tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength in the midst of unimaginable disasters and times of turmoil. Lauren has brought her signature warmth and exhaustive research to topics such as the battle of D-Day, the American Revolution, Hurricane Katrina, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the attacks of September 11, 2001, and other world events.

Lauren is also the Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief/Publisher of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, where she oversees more than 25 classroom magazines. In her more than 25 years with Scholastic, Lauren has helped transform the company’s print magazines into the powerful learning tools they are today. In her current role, she is helping to expand the magazines’ deep connection to American classrooms and ensure their vital role in providing teachers and students with an understanding of the contemporary world. She lives in Connecticut with her family, and can be found online at laurentarshis.com.

 

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will win a finished copy of I SURVIVED, THE GALVESTON HURRICANE, 1900, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

8/30/2021

Celia’s Reads

Excerpt

8/30/2021

jillpiscitello

Excerpt

8/31/2021

Kait Plus Books

Excerpt

8/31/2021

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt

9/1/2021

@lexijava

Review

9/1/2021

BookHounds YA

Excerpt

9/2/2021

The Bookwyrm’s Den

Review

9/2/2021

wottaread

Excerpt

9/3/2021

Lifestyle of Me

Review

9/3/2021

Nerdophiles

Review

Week Two:

9/6/2021

Lily Luchesi’s Blog

Excerpt

9/6/2021

The Momma Spot

Review

9/7/2021

Don’t Judge, Read

Excerpt

9/7/2021

Books and Zebras @jypsylynn

Review

9/8/2021

Nonbinary Knight Reads

Review

9/8/2021

@Curlygrannylovestoread

Review

9/9/2021

Locks, Hooks and Books

Review

9/9/2021

Little Red Readz

Review

9/10/2021

Two Points of Interest

Review

9/10/2021

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt


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