I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 (I Survived Series #4)

I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 (I Survived Series #4)

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by Lauren Tarshis
     
 

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70 years later, the bombing of Pearl Harbor comes to life for a new generation of readers!

History's most terrifying moments are brought vividly to life in the action-packed fictional I SURVIVED series! Do you have what it takes to survive ... the bombing of Pearl Harbor?

Eleven-year-old Danny Crane is alone on his favorite beach in Hawaii when the world is

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70 years later, the bombing of Pearl Harbor comes to life for a new generation of readers!

History's most terrifying moments are brought vividly to life in the action-packed fictional I SURVIVED series! Do you have what it takes to survive ... the bombing of Pearl Harbor?

Eleven-year-old Danny Crane is alone on his favorite beach in Hawaii when the world is torn apart and World War II officially hits the United States. Does he have what it takes to find his way home in the midst of the bombs, the smoke, and the destruction of the day that will live in infamy?

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Children's Literature - Leigh Geiger
It is December 7, 1941 and eleven-year old Danny Crane has an escape plan. His mom meant well when she brought him to peaceful Hawaii, but he was not afraid of living in New York City, even though some of his friends were being threatened by gangs. He was going back to make sure his best friend was OK. Just as he is about to leave, Danny hears the sound of war planes, gun fire, and bombs. Smoke fills the air. Pearl Harbor has been attacked. Tarshis does an excellent job of portraying this surprise attack. She captures the chaos, fear, and destruction in terms young readers can understand. Subplots throughout the story present the life of Japanese Americans in Hawaii and how they were treated after the attack. A fifteen-page appendix explores Japan's motivation for the attacks, America's response, and the changes in Pearl Harbor today. A timeline outlines the events of that fateful morning from 3:40 am, when a US ship first spotted suspicious activity at sea, to 10:00 am when the attack ended. Pencil sketches and a photograph of the Pearl Harbor memorial help bring this book to life. This well-written page turner is aimed at a third and fourth grade reading level but it will appeal to students as old as twelve. Reviewer: Leigh Geiger, Ph.D

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545206983
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Series:
I Survived Series, #4
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
18,899
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
620L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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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