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Children's Fiction Survival Stories


by (author) Terry Lynn Johnson

illustrated by Jani Orban

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Initial publish date
Jun 2018
Survival Stories
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2017
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2018
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7


A Sunshine State Award nominee
A high-stakes adventure series perfect for fans of the I Survived series andHatchet. Eleven-year-old Travis and his family are on a whale watch off the coast of Washington when disaster strikes. The boat capsizes, throwing everyone into the ice-cold chaotic waves. Separated from their families and struggling to stay afloat, Travis and twelve-year-old Marina must use all of their grit and knowledge to survive.
     With seventeen years of hands-on experience and training in remote areas, survival expert Terry Lynn Johnson (Ice Dogs;Sled Dog School) creates on-the-edge-of-your-seat storytelling featuring the real skills that kids need to survive a disaster. This book includes Coast Guard-approved cold-water survival tips; you may have a better chance of surviving a real-life cold-water disaster after reading this book.
     Stay calm. Stay smart. Survive. 

About the authors

Terry Lynn Johnson lives in Whitefish Falls, Ontario where for ten years she owned a team of eighteen Alaskan Huskies. Visiter her website at

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Editorial Reviews

"This short, promising series opener contains plenty to inspire young readers while they await Vol. 2: Avalanche!"
—Kirkus Reviews

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