I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 (I Survived #12)

Book 12 of 18 in the I Survived Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.113677
A destructive force is about to hit the city of Joplin...

Eleven-year-old Dexter has always wanted to see a tornado. So when he gets the incredible opportunity to go storm chasing with the famous Dr. Norman Rays, he has to say yes! Dr. Rays is the host of Tornado Mysteries, the show that Dex and his older brother, Jeremy, watched every night until Jeremy joined the U.S. Navy SEALs and left Joplin.

Dex certainly knows how deadly tornadoes can be, but this one isn't heading toward Joplin, and wouldn't it be great to have a brave and exciting story of his own to tell Jeremy when he comes home? But when the tornado shifts direction, Dexter's bravery is about to get seriously tested...

Hardcover, 112 pages
Published on August 25, 2015 by Scholastic Paperbacks
ISBN-10: 0545852323
ISBN-13: 9780545852326
76 Book Reviews
  • 1234567890101a110 months
    I love it soooooooo much
    • aininakifaaidan
      aininakifaaidan10 months55 stars
      Really?!It looks interesting.Im fifth grade about to turn sixth
      • bamagirl13
        bamagirl1312 months55 stars
        It is interesting and sad at the same time.
        • somethingover 1 year
          it took me a long time to read,it is really good if you read it in a slow way.
          • supadoodle1000over 1 year
            This book is epic.
            • bjmo
              bjmoalmost 2 years44 stars
              I thought this book was interesting because t gave a lot of information about this tornado and what had effected that place where dex was in. It showed his feelings about he he had thought about the tornado and how he thought had happened to make this happen.
              • russellolchawa
                russellolchawaalmost 2 years33 stars
                this book is about a boy named Dex and he has an older brother Jeremy that is in the navy seals and there is a huge E-F5 tornado about to hit dex has a dog named zeke they say that Zeke the ugliest dog in the town before the tornado is going to hit there is a famous storm chaser that is famous and has their own TV show dex and his brother used to watch them before Jeremy went to the seals i didn't rate this book a high star because it wasnt very interesting and it wasnt that daring i made a connection to this book by he has an older brother that dosent come home a lot because he is in the navy seals so and my brother goes to colage and comesd back after 7 or 8 each day
                • ekatsaros
                  ekatsarosabout 2 years44 stars
                  I really liked this book because it talked about what happened in real life.It talks about a how Dexter really wants too see a tornado and next thing you know is that he got too see a torndao. I connected it to text to self because first he was talking about how he really wants too see a tornado and then he got too see one without even knowing it was coming.
                  • mwyso
                    mwysoabout 2 years
                    I really like this book and recommend it for anyone to read. It is a fun book and it entertains you with facts and fictional characters. For anyone who reads the book, I hope you like it because it was amazing.
                    • Baileyabout 2 years
                      It is really good