Books for Children Middle Grade Fiction

300 Minutes of Danger (Countdown to Disaster 1)

By Jack Heath (Author)


Format Paperback


300 Minutes of Danger (Countdown to Disaster 1)

by Jack Heath



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Ten stories. Ten life-or-death situations. Ten brave kids.
And each hero has only 30 minutes to escape. What would you do?  A new death-defying series written by an in internationally bestselling author.

George is trapped in a falling airplane with no engine and no pilot. Milla is covered in radioactive waste—and her hazmat suit is running out of air. Otto is in the darkest depths of the ocean, where something hungry is circling. How will they save themselves? This collection of ten linked short stories with a twist will thrill and terrify kids. Each nail-bitingly dangerous drama, set in the near future, takes 30 minutes to play out—and you get to read it in real time!*

What would you do if you found yourself . . . 
- Abducted by two thugs . . . who have locked you in the trunk of a car and abandoned it on the railroad tracks?
- In a mobile medical unit, ready to vaccinate people against a deadly disease—and a bomber demands all your medicine?
- Trapped in a burning building, with deadly smoke filling the air?
- Poisoned . . . with only 30 minutes more to live?
- In a spaceship with a punctured hull?

*Based on average reading speed
"These heart-pounding, action-packed short stories are sure to appeal to adrenaline junkies as well as those who just like their excitement in book form from the safety of their favorite armchair." -- School Library Journal
"Jack Heath’s “300 Minutes of Danger” ... [is] a collection of 10 short stories for which the phrase “action-packed” would be a flabby understatement. ... For readers ages 8-12 with a taste for vicarious peril and adventure, this first volume in a planned series will be just the thing." -- Wall Street Journal

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Jack Heath is the internationally bestselling author of more than 25 action-packed books for kids. He lives in Australia, and can be found online at and on Twitter @JackHeathWriter.

Pub Date: 4/7/2020

ISBN: 9781454931416

Price: $7.95 / $10.95 CAN

Format: Paperback

Pages: 192 pages

Trim: 5.5 x 8.25 Inches

Territories: US/Can

Category: Juvenile / Middle Grade Fiction

Age Range: 8 to 12

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books

Series: Countdown to Disaster