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How to Survive Anything: Shark Attack, Lightning, Embarrassing Parents, Pop Quizzes, and Other Perilous Situations
Contributor(s): Buchholz, Rachel, Philpot, Chris (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1426307748     ISBN-13: 9781426307744
Publisher: Natl Geographic Soc Childrens books
    OUR PRICE: $15.54  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: April 2011
Annotation: Offers teenagers advice on surviving natural disasters, embarassing moments, and social situations.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Life skills; Juvenile literature.
Survival; Juvenile literature.
Conduct of life; Juvenile literature.
Dewey: 646.7
LCCN: 2010028045
Lexile Measure: 930
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 6.00" W x 0.50" (0.70 lbs) 176 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): Rachel Buchholz is the executive editor of National Geographic Kids and National Geographic Little Kids magazines in Washington, DC. In her more than 15 years of editing, she has found some of the world's most amazing stories about animals. She is the author of the Children's Choice–nominated book How to Survive Anything: Shark Attack, Lightning, Embarrassing Parents, Pop Quizzes, and Other Perilous Situations and a former editor at Boys' Life magazine in Dallas.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2011 July)

Gr 5–9—Buchholz doles out hilarious and handy advice for suffering though both natural and man-made catastrophes. Part survival guide and part self-help book, it provides honest, tongue-in-cheek answers to questions teens may be reluctant to ask out loud, in addition to imparting disaster preparedness strategies. It's a clever, winning combination. Superb full-color digital illustrations and photographs and a lively, conversational tone will catch and keep readers' attention, and the list-heavy layout is fun to read and easy to understand. The author includes everything from avalanches and shark attacks to life's embarrassing moments. Fascinating factoids break up the text. This is a much-less-daunting read than Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht's The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook (Chronicle, 2007), but it is just as informative. Fans of Tracey Turner's Deadly Perils and How to Avoid Them (Walker, 2009) will enjoy this useful offering.—Kelly McGorray, Glenbard South High School, Glen Ellyn, IL

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