Lizzie Newton and the San Francisco Earthquake

From the Series History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader's Theater

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

In the early morning on April 18, 1906, a terrible earthquake struck San Francisco, California. Lizzie Newton, who had been staying with her grandmother, woke up frightened but unhurt. She helped her injured grandmother out of the apartment building. People across the city left their homes for fear that the buildings might collapse.

After Lizzie’s grandmother was taken to the hospital, ten-year-old Lizzie was on her own. She had to make her way to her parents without any help. Could she find them? Would they be all right?

In the back of this book, you’ll find a script and instructions for putting on a reader’s theater performance of this adventure. Download additional copies of the script plus sound effects, background images, and more ideas that will help make your reader’s theater performance a success through Lerner eSource.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76136-347-7
$42.65 $31.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction
Subject Social Studies
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2010-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.4
BISACS JUV030060, JUV016120
Dewey 979.4'61051
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 550
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 4.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 137427
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Original artwork, Pronunciation guide, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Websites, and eSource

Reviews

The Horn Book Guide

“The series could be useful in classrooms to engage reluctant historians.” —The Horn Book Guide

Booklist

“An interesting approach, this provides a way into history for classrooms.” —Booklist

Library Media Connection

“These very readable stories personalize important events and give children a feel for the times they take place. Easier to approach than historical novels, these books will appeal to children encountering the great events of American history for the first time…. These books make history come alive in a unique and interesting way.” —Library Media Connection

Illustrator: Jeremy Tugeau

Jeremy Tugeau graduated from Syracuse university with a degree in Illustration. He has illustrated many children's books including Always an Olivia and Nathan Blows Out the Hanukkah Candles. He lives in Ohio with his wife and children.

Author: Stephen Krensky

Stephen Krensky did not have the kind of childhood anyone would choose to write books about. It was happy and uneventful, with only the occasional bump in the night to keep him on his toes. He started writing at Hamilton College in upstate New York where he graduated in 1975. His first book, A Big Day for Scepters, was published in 1977, and he has now written over 100 fiction and nonfiction children's books––including novels, picture books, easy readers, and biographies. Mr. Krensky and his family live in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader's Theater

Bring to life important stories from U.S. history with the History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader’s Theater. These books bring together illustrated picture books with reader’s theater scripts for students to practice fluency. In the back of each book, you’ll… View available downloads →