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Based on true events! It's the summer of 1916 and the Jersey shore is being terrorized by a Great White shark. Can 10-year-old Chet and his friends survive a swim in the local creek?In the summer of 1916, ten year-old Chet Roscow is captivated by the local news: A great white shark has been attacking and killing people up and down the Atlantic coast, not far from Chet's hometown of Springfield, New Jersey.Then one day, swimming with his friends, Chet sees something in the water ...
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Lauren Tarshis is the editor of Scholastic's Storyworks magazine, and the author of the critically acclaimed novels Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree and Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell in Love, and the first book in this series, I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912. She lives in Connecticut and can be found online at www.laurentarshis.com.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
From I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916
There couldn't be a shark in the creek. That was crazy.
Chet tried to laugh, but T.J. was still standing there with that terrified look on his face. And now Dewey was rushing through the water towards the grass.
"Get out of the water!" he yelled.
Because that black triangle was coming right at them. Chet swam as fast as he could, but T.J. just stood there, frozen.
"T.J.!" Chet shouted. "Hurry!"
But it was too late.
The shark was heading right for T.J.
There was a huge splash.
And then he was gone.
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