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Lost in the Amazon (Lost #3): A Battle for Survival in the Heart of the Rainforest Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-06-30 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 0 user ratings
ISBN:0545928273
LANGUAGE:English

" Airline travel is generally safe, right? Juliane Koep " said.

" Solid non-fiction, with primary source images and maps. " said.

" We read this in our 4th and 5th grade book club. I loved it! It was very similar to I survived with more details and challenging vocabulary. It didn’t take us long to finish either. The kids enjoyed learning about this true event that happened. " said.

"A quick flight across the Andes Mountains with a plane full of passengers trying to get home for Christmas turns into disaster. This true story of flight 508 Dec. 24th, 1970 details the remarkable survival of 17-year-old Juliane Koepcke. The daughter of German zoologists, Juliane had grown up in the rain forests of Peru. When she wakes up alone, still strapped into her plane seat, she has to use all of her knowledge of the jungle to stay alive till the rescue groups can find her. If they can find her.

This non-fiction narrative will keep you turning the pages to see what happens next even when you know that Juliane survives. The addition of actual photos and maps makes it even more fascinating.

Perfect for ages 12 and up. Fans of the "I Survived" series will love this step up into a higher reading level.
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"I really enjoyed the two previous Lost books by Tod Olson so I was excited to pick this one up. I was not at all disappointed. It lived up to my expectations in every way. The story revolves around a Peruvian airplane flight that took off on Christmas Eve of 1970. After crossing the Andes on it's way to a town in the Amazon rainforest, the plane ran into a dangerous thunderstorm. Instead of flying around it or trying to get above it, the pilot took the risk of flying into the storm. The plane is struck by lightening causing the plane to come apart in the air. Juliane Koepcke plunges thousands of feet to the forest below, still strapped in her seat, but having lost her mother. She woke up to find herself utterly alone and injured, and unbeknownst to her, the lone survivor. Having grown up on her parent's experiment station in the Amazon rainforest, Juliane had some background knowledge of the plants and animals she now found herself surrounded by. But she's got a broken collar bone and several nasty wounds, she also finds herself with only a small bag of hard candy, a single sandal, and her mini-dress for supplies. A concussion made it difficult for her to think clearly, but her survival instincts were strong and she remembered that her father had told her stories about people who followed streams and rivers to safety after getting lost. So she seeks out the running water she hears nearby and starts to follow it.

But as the days pass by, Juliane finds herself getting weaker as she starts to starve and her wounds become infected. Despite nearly giving up hope several times, she presses on. Meanwhile, the plane has been missed and people have started to look for it. The question is whether Juliane can find help before her body gives out and the forest takes her. In addition to telling Juliane's story, the author presents some interesting background on the forest itself and those who've tried to explore it. This provides a powerful backstory revealing just how dangerous the Amazon rainforest can be. Olson has written another compelling true story that middle grade readers are bound to enjoy. I had a hard time putting it down.
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" Excellent, fast-paced narrative non-fiction with tons of text features. A more mature (and true!) version of the I Survived series, in my opinion. " said.

"Lost in the Amazon is a true story. Its based on a flight that was flying to Pucallpa from Lima. The flight had 92 people on board and it hit a storm and crashed. Juliane was detached from the plane and her row of seats came spinning down to the rainforest floor. When she woke up she remembered that se was on a flight. She didn't feel any pain but she saw that her body was covered in mud and her collar bone was broken and had a huge gash in the back of her arm. She knew the only way she could survive is to find a stream of water and that will lead to a river. Dose Juliane make it to safety or does she give up and have her last days staring up to the massive trees?
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" Airline travel is generally safe, right? Juliane Koep " said.

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