10-year-old Chet is living with his Uncle Jerry for the summer in Elm Hills, New Jersey. He's starting to feel at home now that he's made some friends. But then awful reports begin streaming in of shark attacks all along the New Jersey coast. Surely, these stories couldn't be true. But when Chet is swimming alone in Matawan Creek one day, he is in for a terrifying experience when he comes face to face with a bloodthirsty shark. Will Chet manage to get to safety and warn the rest of his town? A fictionalized story based on a true event.
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. . .
Lauren Tarshis is the editor of Scholastic’s Storyworks magazine and group editorial director for language arts for Scholastic classroom magazines, in addition to being the author of the I Survived series and the critically acclaimed novels Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree and Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell in Love. She lives in Westport, Connecticut, and can be found online at www.laurentarshis.com.