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Lauren Tarshis and Martin Burwash at the Bellingham Public Library, I Survived the Wellington Avalanche, 1910 - KIDS EVENT!

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Mon, 10/17/2022 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Event address: 
210 Central Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
Village Books is thrilled to partner with our friends at the Bellingham Public Library to welcome Lauren Tarshis, author of the bestselling I Survived series! She will present her latest instalment in the series about the Wellington Avalanche that occurred right here in Washington. She will be joined by local historian Martin Burwash! 
 
The Wellington snow slide of 1910 was—and still is—the deadliest avalanche in America’s history. Lauren Tarshis's story of one child surviving the frozen nightmare pounds with page-turning action and heartwarming hope.
The snow came down faster than train crews could clear the tracks, piling up in drifts 20 feet high. At the Wellington train depot in the Cascade Mountains, two trains sat stranded, blocked in by snow slides to the east and west. Some passengers braved the storm to hike off the mountain, but many had no choice but to wait out the storm.
But the storm didn’t stop. One day passed, then two, three . . . six days. The snow turned to rain. Then, just after midnight on March 1, a lightning storm struck the mountain, sending a ten-foot-high wave of snow barreling down the mountain. The trains tumbled 150 feet. 96 people were dead.
The Wellington avalanche forever changed railroad engineering. New York Times bestselling author Lauren Tarshis tells the tale of one girl who survived, emerging from the snow forever changed herself.
 
Lauren Tarshis’s New York Times bestselling I Survived series tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength in the midst of unimaginable disasters and times of turmoil. Lauren has brought her signature warmth and exhaustive research to topics such as the battle of D-Day, the American Revolution, Hurricane Katrina, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and other world events. She lives in Connecticut with her family, and can be found online at laurentarshis.com.
 
Martin Burwash is a train enthusiast. At an early age he became interested in mountain railroading and specifically railroading across Stevens Pass in his native Washington State. Out of the many trips he took photographing trains in the Cascades came the infatuation with the Wellington disaster.
Burwash has authored three books on the subject of Washington Cascade railroading, namely Vis Major, Railroad Men, an Act of God, white Death at Wellington, an historical novel that tells the story of the Wellington slide through the eyes of the railroad men battling to open the line.
A lifelong farmer, Burwash lives with his wife Janice in Burlington, Washington. They have two sons and five grandchildren.
 
This is a free event and space is limited. No registration required.
Books: 
I Survived the Wellington Avalanche, 1910 (I Survived #22) By Lauren Tarshis Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338752564
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 6th, 2022

VIS Major: Railroad Men, an 'Act of God'-White Death at Wellington By Burwash Martin Burwash Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781440161773
Availability: Not in-stock currently-usually arrives within 1-14 business days
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: iUniverse - August 27th, 2009

I Survived the Galveston Hurricane, 1900 (I Survived #21) By Lauren Tarshis Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338752533
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 7th, 2021

I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018 (I Survived #20) By Lauren Tarshis Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338317442
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 1st, 2020

I Survived The Great Molasses Flood, 1919 (I Survived #19) By Lauren Tarshis Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338317411
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 3rd, 2019

I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944 (I Survived #18) By Lauren Tarshis Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338317381
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - January 29th, 2019

I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967 (I Survived #17) By Lauren Tarshis Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780545919821
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 25th, 2018

I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967: A Graphic Novel (I Survived Graphic Novel #5) (I Survived Graphix) By Lauren Tarshis, Berat Pekmezci (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lauren Tarshis, Berat Pekmezci (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338766912
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Published: Graphix - May 3rd, 2022

I Survived the Children’s Blizzard, 1888 (I Survived #16) By Lauren Tarshis Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780545919777
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - February 27th, 2018

I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 By Lauren Tarshis Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780545919739
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - August 29th, 2017

I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 (I Survived #14) By Lauren Tarshis Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545658522
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - August 30th, 2016

I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 (I Survived #13) By Lauren Tarshis Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545658508
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - February 23rd, 2016

I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 (I Survived #12) By Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545658485
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - August 25th, 2015

I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 (I Survived #11) By Lauren Tarshis Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545658461
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - February 24th, 2015

I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79 (I Survived #10) By Lauren Tarshis Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545459396
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 26th, 2014

I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 (I Survived #9) By Lauren Tarshis Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545459389
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - February 25th, 2014

I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944: A Graphic Novel (I Survived Graphic Novel #3) (I Survived Graphix #3) By Lauren Tarshis, Álvaro Sarraseca (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lauren Tarshis, Álvaro Sarraseca (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338666373
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Published: Graphix - February 2nd, 2021

I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011 (I Survived #8) By Lauren Tarshis Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545459372
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 27th, 2013

I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 (I Survived #7) By Lauren Tarshis Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545459365
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 1st, 2013

I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001 (I Survived #6) By Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545207003
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - July 1st, 2012

I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001: A Graphic Novel (I Survived Graphic Novel #4) (I Survived Graphix #4) By Lauren Tarshis, Corey Egbert (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lauren Tarshis, Corey Egbert (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338680485
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Published: Graphix - August 3rd, 2021

I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 (I Survived #5) By Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545206990
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - March 1st, 2012

I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 (I Survived #4) By Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545206983
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - October 1st, 2011

I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 (I Survived #3) By Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545206969
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - March 1st, 2011

I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005: A Graphic Novel (I Survived Graphic Novel #6) (I Survived Graphix) By Lauren Tarshis, Alvin Epps (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lauren Tarshis, Alvin Epps (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338766943
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Published: Graphix - October 18th, 2022

I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 (I Survived #2) By Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545206952
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 1st, 2010

I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916: A Graphic Novel (I Survived Graphic Novel #2) (I Survived Graphix #2) By Lauren Tarshis, Haus Studio (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lauren Tarshis, Haus Studio (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338120943
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Published: Graphix - June 2nd, 2020

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (I Survived #1) By Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780545206945
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - June 1st, 2010

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912: A Graphic Novel (I Survived Graphic Novel #1) (I Survived Graphix #1) By Lauren Tarshis, Haus Studio (Illustrator), Georgia Ball (Adapted by) Cover Image
By Lauren Tarshis, Haus Studio (Illustrator), Georgia Ball (Adapted by)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338120912
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Published: Graphix - February 4th, 2020

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