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I Survived the Great Molasses Flood, 1919


Series
I Survived

by
Lauren Tarshis

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Scholastic Paperbacks
Imprint
Print
ISBN
9781338317428
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100 years ago, a killer wave of molasses struck a crowded Boston neighborhood. Discover the story of this strange disaster in the next book in the New York Times bestselling “I Survived” series.

There were warning signs that the molasses tank would break. The steel sides moaned and groaned. Molasses oozed from its seams. But the people of Boston's North End—mostly poor immigrants—were powerless to complain to the big molasses company. On a bright January day in 1919, the tank finally broke and almost three million gallons of molasses rushed the neighborhood. At 15 feet tall, 160 feet wide, and traveling at 35 miles per hour, the gooey wave was more destructive than any flood of water would have been. Lauren Tarshis tells the riveting story of one child who was swept up in the sticky storm and lived to tell the tale.

Author’s note. More facts about the molasses flood. Old-fashioned gingerbread recipe. Further reading. Selected bibliography. Black-and-white photographs and illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

144

Trim Size

8" x 6"

Dewey

F

AR

4.4: points 2

Lexile

610L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

5

JLG Release

Mar 2020

Book Genres

Fiction

Topics

Great Molasses Flood (1919). Boston, Massachusetts. Survival. Disasters. Twentieth-century US history.

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