|When the worst happens : extraordinary stories of survival|
Author: Kyi, Tanya Lloyd
What would you do if you were stranded or trapped in a situation where you had to fight for your life? A collection of intense, true stories set in distant corners of the earth.
Common Core Standards
Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Craft & Structure
Kirkus Reviews (09/15/14)
School Library Journal (08/01/14)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 08/01/2014 Gr 4–8—Survival stories are hot, and these true—and astonishing—tales should have no trouble finding an eager audience. A variety of survivors are described here: Juliane Koepcke, who fell from an airplane into the South American rainforest; Jimmy Sanchez, who was trapped in a Chilean mine; and Kathy Ledtke, who found herself aboard the ill-fated Costa Concordia, among others. The stories are broken up "Choose Your Own Adventure" style, with readers instructed to flip ahead to another page to see what happens next (though they aren't permitted to sway the outcomes), resulting in a somewhat choppy feel. Though the illustrations won't draw in readers, the fast-paced writing and intriguing topic will easily attract children. Overall, this is a thrilling, well-sourced book, ideal for research or for browsing.—Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.