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The Night the House Shook

The Night the House Shook book cover.

by Maria Hansen

illustrated by Kelly Spencer

This story, narrated by a young boy, is based on an actual experience during the Christchurch earthquake of September 2010. An earthquake wakes the boy. When the shaking stops, his parents check on the children and discover that his little brother, Lenny, has slept through the whole thing. When Lenny wakes, he can’t understand why his room is so messy. 

Blue 3

Series: Ready to Read

Learning area: Health and Physical Education

Colour wheel level: Blue

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Publication date: January 2014

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