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Old 02-25-2014, 12:29 PM
 
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Hey bibliophiles--For years I've tried to remember a book I read as a child or maybe a young teenager. The tough part is, although I loved the book, I only remember one scene. I have browsed some other book ID sites but have never been able to turn anything up.

Anyway, the story took place on the coast, or maybe an island. There was definitely a teenage girl and maybe a boy and a dog. The scene I remember is that they were being threatened by a tsunami or tidal wave and the girl cut off her long, thick braid and used it to secure a hatch, or a door, and because she did that, they survived the giant wave.

I know this is a long shot, but does that sound familiar to anyone?
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:18 PM
 
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Check out the answers here. I thought that the word "tsunami" was unlikely then, so I Googled using "tidal wave." I found this site with my Google search of "book teenager tidal wave braid" http://www.loganberrybooks.com/stump-t.html , did a search for "tidal wave" there, and this is the copy/paste:


T213: Tidal Wave
looking for book about several children trapped in tidal wave; cover of book shows girl in pink dress burning through her braid trying to jam a window shut-- any suggestions? Thanks!
Lyon, Elinor, Rider's Rock. Chicago, Follett 1958. Not a lot of information to go on, but perhaps this one "Since a tidal wave covered it years before, a seaside village has remained buried and intact beneath the sand. Then four children discover how to tunnel into the buildings and are exploring when another wave hits, with revealing results." No description of the cover, unfortunately.
William Mayne's Low Tide (1994) has 3 New Zealand children trapped by a tidal wave, but they are lured out by a low tide to see a shipwreck, not any place with windows.
Elinor Lyon, Rider's Rock,1958. The cover you describe definitely belongs to this book The children are trapped in the house they have uncovered when another tidal wave hits and she saws her plait off to secure the window. This was a favourite of mine when I was about 8 .
Lyon, Elinor, Rider's Rock, Follett 1968, copyright. I've seen the cover of this book <http://pictures.abebooks.com/LEMMAYJ/854406976.jpg> and it's exactly as described in the query.
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:20 PM
 
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Dawn, you are completely awesome. That has to be it, because the picture on the cover is the picture I have in my head. I have searched at that site before but could not turn anything up. I have wondered about that book for YEARS!

I owe you a double chocolate hot fudge sundae.
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:23 PM
 
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YAY!!!!! I'm so happy to have been able to help. (And to collect my ice cream. )
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:51 PM
 
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I already ordered a copy from Better World Books. I'm working on the ice cream....
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:54 PM
 
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I already ordered a copy from Better World Books. I'm working on the ice cream....
Ahhhh! You found one to buy. Fabulous! That makes me happier than ice cream would. Consider us even now.
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:57 PM
 
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and consider me impressed!


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Old 03-03-2014, 06:16 AM
 
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Me too I always knew why I liked most of the folks on the books forum becaue they are so informative and i usually lsiten to reccomendations of books and am never dissapointed ...Yes very impressed.
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Old 03-14-2014, 07:59 AM
 
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I received my copy of Rider's Rock yesterday and it's on my TBR pile. Reading the description made me remember how magical it seemed to me as a kid. Thanks again, Dawn!
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Old 03-14-2014, 08:13 AM
 
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YAY!!! You're so welcome!
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