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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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

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
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
33,031
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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I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 85 reviews.
BaseballChris More than 1 year ago
For children who like to read historial fiction. It was awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like when the authors use a piece of history and make it into a book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 9 years old and i love this book because everything is true,but it is made into a story. The only thing that is not real are the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I personally think the i surrvived seris is really good. ~ good :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book to read. The i surviived sseries talks about U.S. darkest days and disastories days
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book . Fun. I recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its awesome i wanted it to be more pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good book. One of the best books i have ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was cool but kinda borung
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome. My 54 year old aunt liked it. This book is great. It is about a boy named Danny who moved from NYC to pearl harbor and the bombing of 1941 happends
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read a lot of i survied books but this is the besone in my oppion....:)$$$# Awesome BOOK READ IT!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm reading it with freinds. We are not done but good so far!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the bombz!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That is a cool book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you ever say it sucks i will read this 500 time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havent read the book but if anything is confusing its incepsion also potato
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book when i was in third grade. Then i read it again in sixth grade. It is meant for elementary school readers. Very juvenile. It is for little kids.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is better than any book. It is very sad,entertaining,and very very confusing. More people should read than any book. If you like this book,please put a 5star on this review and lord bless this awesome auther who wrote this good book. And I love the people who wrote a good report on this magnifacent,most entertaining book I have read!!!!!!!!!$
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so great i think everyone should read it and read the whole series
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This book is a great book for kids to read and learn about how it was like there and how it is like here.
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