I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 (I Survived #13)

I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 (I Survived #13)

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by Lauren Tarshis
     
 

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New York Times bestselling author Lauren Tarshis provides a birds-eye view of one of America's most ghastly accidents ever be captured on film, the Hindenburg Disaster of 1937.

The greatest flying machine ever built is about to crash...

For eleven-year-old Hugo Ballard, flying on the Hindenburg is a dream come true. Hugo, his parents, and his

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New York Times bestselling author Lauren Tarshis provides a birds-eye view of one of America's most ghastly accidents ever be captured on film, the Hindenburg Disaster of 1937.

The greatest flying machine ever built is about to crash...

For eleven-year-old Hugo Ballard, flying on the Hindenburg is a dream come true. Hugo, his parents, and his four-year-old sister, Gertie, are making the thrilling four-thousand-mile journey across the Atlantic in a zeppelin as big as the Titanic.

But as the zeppelin gets ready to land, a blast rocks the Hindenburg and fire consumes the ship. The entire disaster lasts a mere thirty-two seconds, but in those few seconds, Hugo finds himself separated from his family and in a desperate race to escape the flames. The Hindenburg is doomed. And so, it seems, is Hugo. Will he survive this historic disaster?

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Children's Literature - Kristi Bernard
In the 1930’s, the Hindenburg, an airship powered by hydrogen, was a popular mode of transportation. Hugo and his family were going to ride on it all the way to America from Germany. Hugo learned everything he could about the Hindenburg. German airships were also known to be very safe. The little car that hung underneath was called the control car. The control car is what steered the airship. Hugo’s parents were scientists and they moved a lot. They had previously lived in Kenya and New York. This trip on the Hindenburg was promised to be a family adventure. Hugo’s sister, Gertie, was sick with Malaria, so the family had to travel to Germany to see a special doctor. Another problem facing Hugo and his fellow travelers is with Hitler’s spies looking closely at everyone on the airship. Is there more at risk than what Hugo thinks? Author Lauren Tarshis has created a great mystery and adventure that surrounds true events. Young readers, especially boys, will be intrigued as the main character tells his story. Teachers will love using this quick read in a classroom for discussion. Reviewer: Kristi Bernard; Ages 7 to 12.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545658508
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
02/23/2016
Series:
I Survived Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
15,666
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author


Lauren Tarshis's New York Times bestselling I Survived series tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength in the midst of unimaginable disasters. Lauren has brought her signature warmth and exhaustive research to topics such as the September 11 attacks, the destruction of Pompeii, Hurricane Katrina, and the bombing of Pearl Harbor, among others. She lives in Westport, Connecticut, and can be found online at www.laurentarshis.com.

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I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 (I Survived #13) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book hooks you in! Lauren Tarshish did it again! Keep writing for me!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would rate it 1 to10 I woud rate it 10 THE BOOK IS AWESOME!!!!!! :)
Anonymous 10 months ago
I love this book cause gertie called the nazi soldier a cobra out loud. Its also is the biggest airship ever built in the world.The eleven year old boy saved his family from the wreckage of the hindenburg too.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Anonymous 11 months ago
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Anonymous 6 months ago
Why did you have to ruin it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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