Everyone’s life is touched at some time by disaster. But some disasters loom so large they are international events. The stories of those who live through such devastating events such as earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, fires, and floods are both heartbreaking and compelling. Often they are inspiring and uplifting.
SOS: Stories of Survival tells the tales of young survivors of such disasters — teenage coal miners trapped deep below the surface of the earth in Springhill, Nova Scotia; children who ran to escape the poisonous exploding gases spewing from Mont Pelee on Martinique; teens who rode the roofs of their homes in Pennsylvania’s roaring Johnstown Flood; and youngsters who survived, but still suffer from, the nuclear accident in Chernobyl.
Tundra author Ed Butts is a writer and editor with a special interest in Canadian history. He lived for several years in the Dominican Republic, where he taught English and social studies and wrote regularly for local magazines. He has published several books of fiction and non-fiction and has written for numerous publications in Canada and the United States. Ed Butts lives in Guelph, Ontario.
Praise for She Dared:
“Each of [Ed Butts’s] 15 vivid profiles is a lively account of the deeds of those who dared, each nicely embedded or contextualized in the culture of her time.” — Globe and Mail
“She Dared introduces young readers aged 10 to 14 to these famous — and infamous — women and to what women with will and wherewithal can accomplish.” — Today’s Parent
“Ed Butts’ She Dared … is full of great tales.” — Quill and Quire