Terror at Turtle Mountain

Terror at Turtle Mountain

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Baker & Taylor
When a landslide hits the town of Frank in Alberta, thirteen-year-old Nathalie does all she can to help, but worries about the miners trapped inside the coal mine and the possibility that the train headed for town will crash into the rocks.

Orca Book Publishers
Thirteen-year-old Nathalie Vaughan struggles to save friends and neighbours on the night of Canada's Frank Slide disaster.
At 4:00 a.m., April 29, 1903, Nathalie lies awake in the booming coal town of Frank, at the base of Turtle Mountain, listening for the whistle of a train—the Spokane Flyer, bringing her American cousin Helena for a visit.

Instead, Nathalie hears rocks tumbling down the mountain onto the town and the railway track. She and her mother are safe, but what about others? As she helps search for survivors, desperate questions fill her mind. How many have died? Will the men inside the mine be safe? Will the train be stopped in time?

That morning, the northeast face of Turtle Mountain dropped one hundred million tons of limestone on the town. Seventy-six people died, but twenty-three were rescued from under the rocks, seventeen escaped from the mine, and the Flyer was stopped in time.

This is a beautifully written novel, with engaging characters and authentic historical detail. It's a story of discovery, as Nathalie—Nattie to her friends—finds her own strengths and skills and the courage to use them.

& Taylor

Historical novel about loss, finding self, and reconciliation.

Publisher: Regina, SK : Coteau Books, c2006
ISBN: 9781550503432
Branch Call Number: JFIC Drape
Characteristics: 160 p


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Sep 21, 2013

this is the best book ever!!! there is so much drama!!

Apr 13, 2009

Another book frolm Penny Draper. Its not better or worse than Peril at Pier 9

Apr 11, 2009

i think this is a boring book!!!!!

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