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By Lauren Tarshis | Comments: ( 222 ) | Date: ( Sep 16, 2019 )

A destructive force is about to hit the city of Joplin Eleven year old Dexter has always wanted to see a tornado So when he gets the incredible opportunity to go storm chasing with the famous Dr Norman Rays, he has to say yes Dr Rays is the host of Tornado Mysteries, the show that Dex and his older brother, Jeremy, watched every night until Jeremy joined the U.S NA destructive force is about to hit the city of Joplin Eleven year old Dexter has always wanted to see a tornado So when he gets the incredible opportunity to go storm chasing with the famous Dr Norman Rays, he has to say yes Dr Rays is the host of Tornado Mysteries, the show that Dex and his older brother, Jeremy, watched every night until Jeremy joined the U.S Navy SEALs and left Joplin Dex certainly knows how deadly tornadoes can be, but this one isn t heading toward Joplin, and wouldn t it be great to have a brave and exciting story of his own to tell Jeremy when he comes home But when the tornado shifts direction, Dexter s bravery is about to get seriously tested


  • Title: I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011
  • Author: Lauren Tarshis
  • ISBN: 9780545852326
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Lauren Tarshis

Lauren Tarshis often wonders how she came to spend most of her waking moments thinking about disasters, as the author of the children s historical fiction series I Survived Each book takes readers into the heart of history s most thrilling and terrifying events, including the sinking of the Titanic, the Shark Attacks of 1916, Hurricane Katrina, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the San Francisco earthquake, 9 11, and the Battle of Gettysburg Writing these books often makes her feel very nervous, as though at any moment a volcano could erupt right outside her window Then again, she has learned a thing or two about avoiding being eaten by a shark Lauren is also the author of the the award winning Emma Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree and its sequel, Emma Jean Lazarus Fell in Love For information, go to her website LaurenTarshisAnd check out the I Survived Website ISurvived



Comments I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011

  • ^¬^The Master^¬^

    It was a really easy read, only took me like an hour to read.


  • Hanna

    As a former Joplin resident and someone who lost their apartment in the tornado, I can say that this book is accurate yet still appropriate for the younger crowd. Tarshis clearly did her research and doesn't sensationalize just for more readers, but paints this vividly and honestly, being respectful towards the many that lost homes and lives. As a librarian, I am confident that the second I put this on the shelf, there will be a hold list immediately.


  • Carie

    These books are clearly written for about 3rd-4th graders. The writing is choppy and simple (even cheesy). Living only 1 hr from Joplin, the topic holds interest for our students. But I was really bothered by this line on page 5: "Poor Zeke was probably the ugliest dog in southeastern Missouri." Hmmm. time I checked, Joplin was it southwestern Missouri. Bad editing.


  • Lauren Kester

    Personal ResponseI read the bookI Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011by Lauren Tarshis. This was a good book because it had a historical event. I liked this book because it was a quick read. The author did well on describing the events in the book. PlotDexter was an eleven year old boy. He lived with his parents. His brother, Jeremy, was a U.S. Navy SEAL. Dex had an interest in storm chasing. Dex met Dr. Norman Ray, a storm chaser. Dr. Ray asked Dex if he wanted to go storm chasing with him. Dex [...]


  • Drew Vandervest

    Personal Response: I enjoyed reading this book because it talked about the damages that a tornado can do. I also liked the main character Dex because he was humble and nice. I like I Survived books because it talks about disasters and the damage it did. I like the main character Dex because he was brave enough first aid Dr. Gage after the tornado hit and that saved his life. Dex’s parents made a bad decision for letting their twelve year old son go storm chasing. I feel bad for Dex’s family [...]


  • Kevin

    Very good book! I read this over my spring break. Books like this are my favorite type of books! I really like reading about natural disasters or biographies on people, and this book really had me interested & hooked. Everything from the Cover to the text was spot on and really had me. I love movies chasing tornadoes and this book also had a section of that. Author did a great job of making a 74-page book a large book of information, very well done!!


  • April George

    I have never read this series even though my students tell me constantly that these books are amazing. I am not much for shorter stories but this one really grabbed me and pulled me in. I am working on The Great Chicago Fire, 1871 at the moment. I see myself reading them all this weekend after I borrow all of my daughter's copies.


  • Brittany

    This is actually one of the better ones in the series. The scene in the end where the tornado tries to suck the SUV off the ground with Dex and Dr. Gage inside, was actually quite exciting. I am sure it would be even more so for young readers. Pretty good!


  • Austin W

    i liked when his dog saved him and he loved him after that


  • Tyler

    The book I survived the Joplin tornado was an over-all interesting book. There where so many twist and turns that you would not expect, witch kept you on the edge of your seat. Also Lauren Tarishis made the book so realistic that you could actually relate to your self. So this was an Over-all great book and I recommend it to all of you.


  • Ethan

    Personal Response:I really liked this book. This book talked about what actually happened on the day the tornado hit Joplin but at the same time the character was fake and the story was fake. The book gives a lot of details of what happened.Plot Summary: It started when Dex was riding his bike around town and bought some lemonade from his neighbors house. His brother was a SEAL in the military and he was supposed to send a letter back to Dex by now but he hasn't yet. Dex was worrying so much abo [...]


  • Jennifer Hendzlik

    Truthfully, I was fully prepared to hate this book. In the first few pages when the author referred to Joplin as being in SouthEAST Missouri (I have a DRC, I hope it is corrected in the print) I felt vindicated but I think I'm going to cut this book some slack. Here's why. Dexter is an 11-year-old resident of Joplin, MO (been there, done that) who is fascinated with tornadoes and misses his brother who is a Navy SEAL. On the Sunday of high school graduation, his parents, who are teachers, must a [...]


  • Hunter Hayes

    This book was very interesting to read because I can connect to this book. I have always wondered what would happen if I saw a tornado and thought it would be cool to storm chase as Dexter did in this book. But no realizing what could happen I find it to something that would not be fun. What I thought of this story it was average. I didn't enjoy it that much but I could connect to it.


  • Cedrik Vb

    I SURVIVED The Joplin Tornado 2011 I survived the Joplin Tornado of 2011 is a story about a 11 year old boy named Dexter who wants to see a Tornado because before his brother Jeremy, went to join the navy SEALs , they used to watch Dr. Norman Gages show Tornado mysteries,One day, while Dexter, was riding his bike with Zekie, called ”The ugliest dog in Missouri”, trailing. Dexter was thinking about Jeremy when he missed the stop sign and a car almost hit him but Zekie knocked Dexter down just [...]


  • Christi

    I read the epub to my 10 year old as she sat in the ER. It was informative enough and moved quickly enough to keep her mind occupied and pass the time more quickly as we awaited test results. I think my favorite thing about the book was that it provided a springboard for discussion on the science and terminology of tornadoes and real world events--including some discussion of the Parkersburg tornado. This will always be a relative topic for our family as said tornado demolished our friends' home [...]


  • Annalise Bowman

    I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 is about a boy named Dexter and how he managed to survive a tornado that killed 158 and injured more than one thousand. The day of the tornado he was helping a stormchaser when they realized the blob they saw on the radar wasn’t just a small thunderstorm it would be a tornado that would rip through the town of Joplin and destroy many businesses and homes. I thought this was a very good book. The characters were realistic. I liked how you could read the emot [...]


  • Allison

    I thought I was going to read a couple chapters and then go to bedoops, nope! I couldn't put it down!I had never read one of the books in this series so I thought I would read this one about Joplin because I was living in MO when this happened and remember that day it happened. Even though I lived about 3 1/2 hours away we were still affected by the storm. So crazy to think about now.Fast and engaging chapters with lots of cliffhangers!


  • Sean Ford

    I think the best part of this book is when they get into the problem of the story. In this case it's the Joplin Tornado. I think out of all of the I Survived books I think this one had the most damage in it. I like this books because they go back in History and and then the author writes about that tragedy. I'll give this book 5 stars


  • PamPage

    Another great addition to the I Survived series. As usual Tarshis provides information at the back to provide the non-fiction aspect of the story as well as extensive sources that show her research. While this could be a little scary for children who live in tornado states, it also provides good information about surviving tornadoes and understanding how they are sometimes undetected.


  • Ben

    I thought this was a great addition to the I survived series. There was a lot of action and this was the first time the author made a book about a tornado. It was sad at parts and sometimes scary but it was a very good book.


  • Dylan Rice

    This book was great,I Love How Its starts with at little sneak-peak and then go`s to the day before


  • Karen Earley

    Very suspenseful account of the Joplin tornado, but still appropriate for young readers.


  • Rodrigo

    Awesome book.


  • Stormfire4000 ASH-GRENINJA

    good


  • Stephanie

    As an actual survivor of the Joplin tornado I approached this book with almost outrage that someone who wasn't actually there would try to write about this tragedy. But it's a children's fictional book so I gave it a chance. The writing is good and moves fast. The places and locations described are pretty accurate (my printed copy did say Southwest Missouri) and the timing is there.However, this tornado story could have been about one of thousands of tornadoes that happens across the country. Th [...]


  • Laurie

    What would you do if you got to meet your favorite television star? What if that same television star asked you to go on a ride with him chase a storm? Sounds cool, right? That is sure what Dex thought. His older brother, who is also his best friend, is away on a secret training mission for the Navy SEAL’s. Dex misses him so much so when this opportunity to go storm chasing with the famous television star, Dr. Gage, Dex jumps at the chance. Little does Dex know that soon he is going to have to [...]


  • Mz. Diana Gagliardi

    This series does a really good job of giving you an idea of what is happening before hand, creating the landscape of normalcy before disaster. In this case, you see Joplin Mississippi as a quaint town with no idea of what's coming. By adding in a storm-chaser we are given a view of how it was seen and, more importantly, how it was NOT seen until it was upon them. The addition of a distant brother gave depth to our main character and a resolve to his situation that might not have made sense other [...]


  • Hayley Jacobs

    Genre: Historical FictionUnique Feature: One unique feature I loved about this book is the way the author made mention of the actual Joplin Tornado, without giving you all the details. This engaged me as the reader to want to do more research. The book also contained additional information about why the author chose to write about Joplin and gave some more factual information in the back to spark the reader's interest and want to research further.Grade(s): 3-5 (This can depend on the students' r [...]


  • Michelle

    My 5th grade summer reading group loved this book so much that it turned into a PBL (project-based learning) unit! We read along with the audiobook, and the students placed a sticky note whenever something stuck out to them or they had a question. After reading, they had so many amazing predications, questions, and connections that we started to do some research and even some labs. The characters were well-developed and the action keeps you on the edge of your seat. If you're a teacher, this is [...]


  • Billy Noecker

    Great story of a boy named Dexter who has always wanted to see a tornado. What he got, was more than anyone would ever want. Not only will he see one, he has to survive on the of the most deadly storms Joplin has ever seen. His admiration of his brother Jeremy being a Navy SEAL lends itself well to him realizing his own heroic tendencies, as he is called to rely on his own training to save the day. THis is a great story for children that want an idea of what it was like to have lived through the [...]


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