Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 9 to 13
- Grade: 4 to 12
Ten remarkable rescues from around the world.
In 1957, four stranded climbers faced certain death high in the Swiss Alps. Fifty of Europe's most experienced mountaineers quickly gathered to plan one of the riskiest rescues in climbing history. In 1977, a plane carrying 79 tourists was hijacked by Palestinian terrorists. After five tension-filled days, German commandos stormed the plane to rescue the passengers. In 1903, the deadliest rockslide in North American history buried much of the town of Frank, Alberta. Rescuers were forced to dig with their hands in a race against time to find survivors.
Jump into Rescues! and join desperate rescuers as they run through landslides, dangle over cliffs, and dive to the ocean floor. Witness real-life heroes as they brave flames, fly into uncharted territory, and defy gunmen to bring people back from the very edge of death.
The latest in the award-winning True Stories from the Edge series, the tension-filled and fast-paced stories in Rescues! are sure to leave readers breathless.
About the author
Tanya Lloyd Kyi has written over fifteen books of fiction and nonfiction for middle-grade and young-adult readers, including many award winners. Her recent titles for Annick Press include Extreme Battlefields: When War Meets the Forces of Nature (2016), DNA Detective (2015), and When the Worst Happens: Extraordinary Stories of Survival (2014). Tanya lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband and two children.
This collection of exciting accounts of ten real-life situations in which people risk their own lives to rescue others will appeal to readers who enjoy suspense and fastpaced short stories.
Written for young readers, fourth grade and up, but so well done that adults will enjoy it too.... Part of what I really enjoyed about Rescues! Is that the stories are told as a whole, not just a compilation of excerpts from other books and magazine articles. This was a fast-paced and highly enjoyable read for young or old, or at least older readers.
Firehouse Magazine [Melville NY]
Ten heart-stopping true stories of desperate rescues from around the world which take readers from the top of a mountain to the depths of the sea.
Our Choice 2007, Canadian Children's Book Centre
Other titles by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Based on the true story of a fearless ninja and her network of female spies
Prince of Pot
Eyes and Spies
How You're Tracked and Why You Should Know
When the Worst Happens
Extraordinary Stories of Survival
50 Body Questions
A Book That Spills Its Guts
Anywhere but Here
La otra vida de Caz
(My Time as Caz Hazard)
Lowdown on Denim, The
50 Underwear Questions
A Bare-All History