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I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001 (I Survived Series #6) [NOOK Book]

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On the day that shocks the world, one boy just wants to find his dad. A powerful addition to the gripping I SURVIVED series.

The only thing Lucas loves more than football is his Uncle Benny, his dad's best friend at the fire department where they both work. Benny taught Lucas everything about football. So when Lucas's parents decide the sport is too dangerous and he needs to...
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I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001 (I Survived Series #6)

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Overview

On the day that shocks the world, one boy just wants to find his dad. A powerful addition to the gripping I SURVIVED series.

The only thing Lucas loves more than football is his Uncle Benny, his dad's best friend at the fire department where they both work. Benny taught Lucas everything about football. So when Lucas's parents decide the sport is too dangerous and he needs to quit, Lucas has to talk to his biggest fan.

So the next morning, Lucas takes the train to the city instead of the bus to school. It's a bright, beautiful day in New York. But just as Lucas arrives at his uncle's firehouse, everything changes -- and nothing will ever be the same again.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Praise for I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912:

"The fast pace and intrinsically fascinating disaster story will keep readers turning the pages." -- Kirkus

Praise for I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916:

"This is a gripping story that will hold the interest of reluctant readers." -- SLJ

Praise for I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005:

“Expressive illustrations capture the drama of the storm and its aftermath, but the book’s real power comes from its exploration of what it means to be a hero.” -- Booklist

Children's Literature - Peg Glisson
Today's 8 to 10-year-olds were not alive the day the Towers came down, but are naturally curious about the events of September 11th. Tarshis helps them understand the events of the day through the eyes of 11-year-old Lucas, whose father and "Uncle" Benny are both members of the New York Fire Department, stationed less than 10 blocks from the World Trade Center. She frames the story around Lucas' love of football. Lucas is upset by their decision to end his playing days because of his frequent concussions. Convinced that Uncle Benny will take his side, he sets off on his own to talk to him at the fire station. As the pair walk and talk, they hear a loud roar and look up to see a low-flying airplane, so low he "could even read the letters on the tail: AA." Lucas watches as "the plane plunged like a knife into the side of one of the buildings" and almost immediately hears Uncle Benny shouting the alarm into his phone. Listening to the news as he waits in the now-abandoned fire station, Lucas becomes increasingly afraid and sets out to locate his father and Benny at the Command Center—and thereby is in the midst of things, with his father, when the first tower collapses. They run for their lives, helping people along the way. Tarshis includes vivid details yet avoids being gruesome by keeping everything from Lucas' perspective. Readers will have a clear understanding of the sequence of events as well as a sense of the emotions of those who were there. Dawson's gray pen and ink illustrations show readers what Lucas occasionally sees, again keeping the focus on him more than the horrific events. Backmatter includes a timeline, FAQs, and Tarshis' explanation of her decision to write this book. This is a title in the "I Survived" series. Reviewer: Peg Glisson
Kirkus Reviews
A terrified 11-year-old gets an "extremely loud and incredibly close" view of the World Trade Center attacks in this disaster series' latest entry. Thoroughly bummed at having to drop football in the wake of his third concussion, Lucas cuts school for the lower Manhattan firehouse where beloved "Uncle" Benny--his firefighter father's colleague and closest friend--is stationed. He arrives just as the first plane does, and hearing that all firefighters have been summoned to the scene, he sets out to find Benny and his dad. Supplemented by occasional staid but realistic scenes from Dawson, Tarshis effectively captures not only the sequence of events and the pervasive confusion and shock as the catastrophe develops, but also its gargantuan scale. Though the author plays with readers' sympathies in the final chapter with a needless red herring, in general she crafts a dramatic, emotionally intense tale that takes account of 9/11's physical and emotional costs--short- and long-term--while ending on an upward beat. Though not yet born in 2001, the intended audience will come away feeling more connected to the tragedy and aware of its historical significance. (afterword, timeline) (Historical fiction. 9-11)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545442992
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Series: I Survived Series , #6
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 25,524
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    Survivor seires

    I have read the book the bombing of pearl harbor i couldnt put the book down once. This story is about the 9 11 i truley love info and action books alot i think u should read this book. Now i have a question is there any action books for 13 year olds please rite a comment thank u all hope u enjoy the book

    32 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    A-A bataries

    Good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Taught me so much facts i never new about.

    21 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    Best book ever!!!!!!!!!

    This book is so good i couldnt put it down

    16 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2012

    RESPONDING TO "how lond?"

    They are all about 100-200 pages long.

    P.S. they are good.

    14 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2012

    Amazing

    Soooooooooo good so so so so so so so so so so so goooooood

    Buy now!!! AMAZING

    best book ever


    11 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    How long

    I want 2 buy all the books but how long are they (answer please)

    11 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2012

    Amazing!!!

    I loved the waye the author put it. At one point actual shivers ran down my spine. I remember when my parents told me about it and my history teacher told us about it too.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

    Rating

    I read the sample and i liked it so much i bought it. It was very good. You should read it too.

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2012

    Awsome

    It a good book. It"s about a boy named loucas ,who plays football . He gets a third concousion in two years, a doctor say" to quit football .

    8 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Hunger games

    I think in the I SURVIVED series there should be ........................
    I SURVIVED THE HUNGER GAMES i think it would be very interesting!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    7 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 7, 2012

    This book is amazing!!!! This book was awesome. It had everythi

    This book is amazing!!!!

    This book was awesome. It had everything that kept me interested. A boy named Lucas had faced a conflict about playing football and ended up losing his dreams, but then something else happened. The attacks of 9/11

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    ?

    Is it good?? It better be!!!

    5 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2012

    Very insporational people should read this to know what happened on thi sad day.

    Loved the book

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2012

    the book

    This book was very good. I loved this book

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2013

    Love it!

    Best i survived eeeevvvveeeeerrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Aghh

    Didnt like how many pages there are 54 pages

    3 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    AWESOMEST BOOK EVER

    I loved it i could probably read it about four times and still not be sick of it

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

    Cool

    Its good and about my birthday!

    3 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

    Awesome

    It is awesome tradgety but good book

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    A little disaponted

    Im a little disapointed at this book because it has to much time in the kids life

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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