Storm Runners (Storm Runners Series #1)

Storm Runners (Storm Runners Series #1)

by Roland Smith


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The first in a middle-grade action-adventure series from Roland Smith!

Chase Masters and his father are "storm runners," racing across the country in pursuit of hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. Anywhere bad weather strikes, they are not far behind. Chase is learning more on the road than he ever would just sitting in a classroom. But when the hurricane of the century hits, he will be tested in ways he never could have imagined.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545081771
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2012
Series: Storm Runners Series , #1
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 116,399
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Roland Smith first worked with animals at the Portland Zoo, and he has been involved in animal rescues and conservation work around the world for more than twenty years. He is the author of numerous books for young readers, including JACK'S RUN, ZACH'S LIE, CRYPTID HUNTERS, PEAK, TENTACLES, and the Storm Runners series. He is also the co-author of numerous picture books with his wife, Marie. Roland lives with Marie on a farm south of Portland, Oregon. You can find him online at

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Storm Runners 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
Lisa Blum More than 1 year ago
This book is the start of becoming big like some of Gary Paulson's books, such as Hatchet. As soon as I picked this book off of my school's book fair, I could not put it down. I absolutly cannot wait until I get the next one. Will they surrvive? I would reccomend this book to anyone that loves action and competition like myself. I was so into it. I was reading it at night so it seemed like that I was in the storm too. I felt like I had to get somewhere safe like them. Awesome book!
1lovemystery More than 1 year ago
The book was so interesting. I got this book from my school book fair. The moment I saw the cover I knew I wanted to read it. Then once I started reading it, I couldn't put down. The lesson on the book was realy, no matter how sacry things get you need to face your fears. Lots of people in the book were so brave in some big scarry events. Some of the events I thought to myself, could I do that? Or I thought, man that person is realy brave. What i liked most about the book was that the characters risked there life to get to safty. It was an adventure.
Steve Harder More than 1 year ago
I couldnt this book down from the start ti the finish It was fantastic i read in two to three days that good
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Gold Star Award Winner! Chase and his father travel across the country chasing storms. His father, a master carpenter, works hard to protect buildings from hurricanes and tornadoes. After the storm, he helps rebuild. The family settles in Florida, where a hurricane is fast approaching land. No one knows where it's going to hit. Chase's father has a good idea, though, and he heads to Saint Petersburg. He leaves Chase behind with friends, who have a daughter his age, so that Chase can attend school. All day the news swirls about when and where Hurricane Emily will land. As the sky darkens, Chase isn't sure he wants to get on the bus after school. He tries to stop the Principal from sending everyone home on the bus. He isn't successful. But the storm is just beginning - and it's going to be a wild ride. STORM RUNNERS is a fast-paced, addicting read. With short chapters, tons of action, and danger around every corner, I couldn't put this book down. I can't wait for the next installment in this new series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Living in Florida where hurricanes are not strangers, Roland Smith certainly covers all the details! Great read! Can't wait for the next...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its an awesome book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I listened to this book and it is a very good book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutly loved this book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book from my library. You have to get it! It is the best book! I am on page 30 and i am hooked. If you are into storm books you have to get ot even if you are not into storms still get it. The $5.00 is worth it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! GET IT NOW!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Theres so many disaters happening throu out the book it keeps you on your toes (or on the edge of your seat) thats how intrusting it is i would deffently recimind it to people who love adventure books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was the person who was like: this book is like the hunger games. Anyway love this book its great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books ever. I,v read book one and two its about a boy named Chase,his dad gets struck by lighting after the boys mom and sister dies in a car accident they move into a moble trailer hooked on to a 4 by 4 truck they travle around searching for storms and run into something very unexpecting but you will have to read it to find out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love reading about storms and this was the perfect book for me!
prkcs on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Twelve-year-old Chase travels the country with his father, who offers his services in reconstruction after catastrophes, sometimes exploiting those in need, but Chase tries to make things right, especially when he and a new friend are caught in a hurricane near St. Petersburg, Florida.
foggidawn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Chase and his father travel around the country looking for storms -- Chase's father is a contractor who specializes in storm preparation and clean-up. When Chase and a couple of friends are stranded miles from safety in the middle of a hurricane, Chase's storm survival skills are tested to their limits. They face high winds, raging water, and wild animals . . . and even when they reach their destination, the danger is far from over.This isn't really a book -- it's the first third of a book. It ends in a cliffhanger, so if this sounds like the book for you, have the second one on hand. This fast-paced read that will definitely appeal to reluctant readers, especially those who enjoy man-versus-nature survival stories. I wouldn't recommend this for adult readers, as adult fans of this sort of thriller will seek out longer and more complex works. However, for readers in the target age range, this will be a highly enjoyable book.
KarenBall on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
On the road with his father over the past year, Chase had thought a lot about the word fate and decided it was one of those little words with a big meaning... Chase Masters and his father travel from place to place, following storms and disasters. John Masters was a renowned builder until his wife and daughter were killed in a car accident, and he was struck by lightning. Now he and his friend Tomas rebuild homes and communities after tornadoes and hurricanes, enrolling Chase in school wherever they are. In the first book of a planned series, they are in Florida, awaiting Hurricane Emily as she churns in the Gulf, gathering strength and taking aim. Tomas and John head for Palm Beeze, leaving Chase with Tomas's friends the Rossi's who are wintering their traveling circus at their Florida farm. Chase and Nicole are headed home on the bus with a friend when the hurricane strikes, and they end up struggling for their lives in the open, miles from shelter and the farm! The next one comes out in the fall, so readers won't have to wait too long for Round Two! Short, fast paced and action-packed, especially when the hurricane hits, this is perfect for more reluctant readers. 6th grade and up.
skstiles612 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Roland Smith definitely has a winner with this book. Of course that is just my opinion. Chase is a very likable character. He has lost his mother and sister. We don't find out how until later in the book. This loss has definitely caused some tension between chase and his father. But life as he knew it the day his father was struck by lightning. Now they and their friend Tomas chase storms across the country. That is how Chase ends up in Florida. A hurricane is headed their way and his father wants to help prepare people and then be there to help them clean up. But weather is a difficult thing to predict. When the category five hurricane changes directions and Chase and a couple of classmates are caught in the mess he will need everything he has to survive. Since I live in Florida and have gone through several hurricanes I really connected with this book. It shows kids that they have the ability to make a difference no matter how small it may seem. The book ends with a big cliff hanger and I will eagerly await the sequel "Surge" which I believe will be out around August.
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