Great Disasters

David Orme

Series: Trailblazers
Interest Age: 8 - 14 Years old
Reading Age: 6 - 7 Years old
Published: 30 April 2009
AR Book Level: MY 4
Book Band: Purple
Catch Up Level: 8
Lexile Level: 675
Pages: 36pp
Words: 412 words
Non-fiction and Fiction

Availability: In stock

Paperback (format)
ISBN: 9781841676944
Ebook (format)
ISBN: 9781781274149


What is a disaster? What causes disasters? Investigate natural disasters and man-made events. Wars, terrorism, tornadoes, hurricanes, and things just made badly. Then find out about mega-disasters that might happen in the future. Will the Earth survive? Then read 'The Eruption', a story about living and dying in the path of a volcano. Who can you trust when a volcano erupts?

This fantastic book features an exciting combination of both fiction and non-fiction. The non-fiction section enables readers to engage with the subject matter, using dramatic illustrations and bite-sized texts. The beautifully illustrated fiction story appears in two formats - short, simple texts for more able readers and an illustrated 'speech bubble' version of the same story, for those who are really struggling. Part of the Trailblazers series, this book is brilliant for keeping reluctant readers engaged


1. Intro on disasters
2. Natural disasters - weather events
3. Natural disasters - Earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes
4. Man made disasters - great accidents
5. Man made disasters - deliberate (e.g. Hiroshima, 9/11)
6. Mega disasters and extinction events - super volcanoes and Tsunamis,