Eyewitness Reports of Natural Disasters
Carole G. Vogel
Tornadoes, blizzards, hurricanes, wildfires—read for yourself the eyewitness
accounts of people who faced 13 different natural disasters and lived to tell
about it. Their stories are taken from historical archives, newspapers and other
published sources, and from personal interviews and correspondence. Dramatic
photographs add to the excitement of reading about those who survived nature’s
fury, whether their account is from 1871 or 1980.
Carole Vogel has gathered accounts showing the courage, ingenuity, and resilience of survivors in the face of natural forces that cannot be controlled. The result is a thrilling, inspiring, and very real view of what it is like to face nature’s fury and survive.
Read what Carole Vogel has to say about the writing of this book!
“‘I choose my stories by the action verbs I can use,’
children’s-book author Carole Garbuny Vogel once told an interviewer for the
Boston Globe. ‘If it doesn’t hop or skip or rage, it doesn’t have enough
action and I wouldn’t be excited by it.’” Vogel loves the elemental drama imposed
by raging nature, and she has made a name for herself writing about disasters…
While natural disasters are far from her only subject (she won an award for
Will I Get Breast Cancer? Questions & Answers for Teenage Girls), she
returns to it with a vengeance in Nature’s Fury… Suffice it to say that
Vogel gives us action verbs aplenty, in a book that is riveting and
irresistible." ----Kenyon College Alumni Bulletin
Winner of the 2001 Boston Authors Club Book Award
A Children’s Book of the Month Club alternate selection
A recommended book in the Missouri State Teachers Association’s Reading Circle Program