Escape From Chernobyl (Escape From #1) (Paperback)

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"Nonstop action, real history, serious danger. You gotta read these books!" —Alan Gratz, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Refugee

26 April 1986


Alina & Lev are two siblings living in Pripyat, one of the Soviet Union's proud nuclear cities. Both are asleep in their beds.

Their cousin, Yuri, is a custodian at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, where he's fiercely attacking a spill in the hallway with a mop.

Alina's best friend, Sofiya, sleeps just a few doors down. Her father is an engineer at the plant, a fact that has always filled her with pride.

In five minutes, Reactor No. 4 will explode in a ball of fire. It will expel radiation across their town for nine days before it's finally contained. For the people of Pripyat, it will be far too late.

Two young siblings flee the Chernobyl disaster with their parents, but the Communist party is on their heels. Meanwhile, the friends and family they were forced to leave behind must contend with a disinformation campaign that's determined to pretend nothing is wrong-even as deadly radiation spills into the air.

About the Author

Andy Marino is the author of Escape from Chernobyl, Escape from East Berlin, Escape from Stalingrad; the Plot to Kill Hitler trilogy, and several other novels for young readers. He lives in upstate New York with his wife and two dogs. You can visit him at
Product Details
ISBN: 9781338718454
ISBN-10: 1338718452
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Publication Date: December 7th, 2021
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Escape From