Storm Runners by Roland Smith
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The first in a middle-grade action-adventure series from Roland Smith!

Chase Masters and his father are "storm runners," racing across the country in pursuit of hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. Anywhere bad weather strikes, they are not far behind. Chase is learning more on the road than he ever would just sitting in a classroom. But when the hurricane of the century hits, he will be tested in ways he never could have imagined.
 

About Roland Smith

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Roland Smith was born in Portland, Oregon on November 30, 1951. He received a Bachelor's degree in English from Portland State University. His job working for a children's zoo began a 20-year career as a zookeeper. After working to save wildlife following the Exxon Valdez oil spill, his first non-fiction book, Sea Otter Rescue, was published in 1990. He continued to draw upon his zoo experiences for other non-fiction titles, including Journey of the Red Wolf, which won an Oregon Book Award in 1996. His first novel, Thundercave, was published in 1997. His other fiction books include The Captain's Dog: My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe, Zach's Lie, Jack's Run, Cryptid Hunters, Peak, and Shatterproof. He also writes the I, Q. series and the Storm Runners series.
 
Published September 1, 2011 by Scholastic Press. 165 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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Nearly devoid of references to previous events and closing on game-changing news that will be sending the central cast on an emergency mission to Mexico in the next episode, this slice of natural disaster isn’t exactly freestanding, but it definitely offers nary a dull moment.

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Though the author’s practice of repeatedly cutting away to other characters’ points of view distracts from rather than tightens the suspense, and he abruptly chops off the narrative on a cliffhanger as the storm’s eye passes, Chase and his friends get repeated opportunities to show that they’re m...

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Read full review > "Since they are left sharing a barn with an elephant who is about to give birth as a vicious escaped leopard roams outside, readers are really going to want to find out what happens next.

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To cover more ground, our heroes break into two groups: Chase, Tomás and Cindy set out to find Tomás’ family, while Chase’s dad, Nicole and Mark search for the circus folk.

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The new storm they're chasing, a category-five hurricane, has the potential to be one for the record books.When they first arrive in Florida, both John and Chase settle into the usual routine.

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Another chunk of exciting news is that the end of THE SURGE hints of a continuation of the series, with Chase and his dad heading to Mexico, the location of an earthquake.Reviewed by Chris Shanley-Dillman on September 1, 2011 Storm Runners #2: The Surgeby Roland Smith View all » |

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