I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 (I Survived Series #9)

I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 (I Survived Series #9)

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by Lauren Tarshis
     
 

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In one of the darkest periods in history, one boy struggles to survive...

In this gripping new addition to the bestselling I SURVIVED series, a young Jewish boy escapes the ghetto and finds a group of resistance fighters in the forests of Poland. Does he have what it takes to survive the Nazis -- and fight back?

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In one of the darkest periods in history, one boy struggles to survive...

In this gripping new addition to the bestselling I SURVIVED series, a young Jewish boy escapes the ghetto and finds a group of resistance fighters in the forests of Poland. Does he have what it takes to survive the Nazis -- and fight back?

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Praise for I SURVIVED THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG, 1863
"…Informative and breathlessly paced." --KIRKUS REVIEWS

Praise for I SURVIVED THE ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001:
"[Tarshis] 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." --KIRKUS REVIEWS

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 REVIEWS

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 - Lois Rubin Gross
Everyone is always looking for another series like Osborne’s “Magic Treehouse,” and while the “I Survived” books are nowhere near as numerous and lack the element of fantasy that the “Jack and Annie” books have, they are strong historical contenders in the early grades category. In each of the seven books, children are placed in a perilous period of history and manage to survive. In this entry, based on archival facts, Max and Zena Rosen are Jewish children living in a Polish ghetto during August of 1944. This is, obviously, near the end of the war marginally increasing the children’s chance of survival. The children’s aunt, Hannah, urges the family to immigrate to the United States. This is one flaw in the story since quotas, at that time, would have cut off that particular route of escape. When Aunt Hannah vanishes, the children and their father assume she has left the country. Meanwhile, Nazi round-ups take all of their friends and neighbors, including the children’s father, on the trains to concentration camps. Max and Zena happen to escape while scurrying under a barbed wire fence to get berries. They run from a Nazi guard and, with the help of a friendly Polish farmer, are reunited with Hannah, now working as a Jewish partisan. The children are absorbed by Hannah’s Jewish partisan group set on destroying Nazi trains and strongholds. Author Tarshis cleverly introduces historical fact in brief sentences within the context of the story. Interesting, the word “death” is never used in relationship to Jews. They are “rounded up” or “gone,” but not massacred. For second to fourth graders, this is appropriate language. Back matter includes follow-up questions, a time line of World War II events, and recommended websites to expand the topic. A solid addition to informative fiction. Reviewer: Lois Rubin Gross; Ages 7 to 10.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545459389
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
02/25/2014
Series:
I Survived Series, #9
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
38,038
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
740L (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 Nazi Invasion, 1944 (I Survived Series #9) 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 90 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is epic really I loved it I read all of the I survived except for the battle of gettysburg I am reading it next
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it started out a little slow but then it got really good great read and it only took me an hour
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the i survived the tsunami and these series are sooooooo awsome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BEST BOOK EVER by Lauren tarshis
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You should read it it is AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book that is short an simple to read
EliannaR More than 1 year ago
I would recomend this book to anyone who is intersested in the subject. At times this book makes meon the edge of my seat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story about children fighting off the most fierce army in existance (not including China)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This dude murdered more Jews than soldiers.He even killed his own dog.What I wouldve done to Hitler if he didnt kill himself is find a russian and gas him while hes naked.Im not Jewish but Jews couldnt have caused the loss of WWI.Hitler just blamed them because hes a you know what.
Anonymous 13 days ago
Andrew_of_Dunedin 3 months ago
There used to be a game show called “To Tell The Truth” in which 3 people claimed to be someone with an interesting story in their background. 1 of them actually was that person, while the other 2 were imposters. It was the job of 4 celebrity panelists to determine which was the correct person by questioning the 3. In one episode, the panelists were dealing with someone attempting to expose American Nazis. After the questioning, the first celebrity simply said, “I will not make a game out of this horrible subject,” and refused to identify her selection. How do you discuss the Holocaust with children? How do you turn one of the most horrific events of the 20th century – or of ANY century – into an action story? Congratulations to author Lauren Tarshis, who admits in her post-story notes to asking herself the same questions. Readers of the “I Survived” series requested a book dealing with the Holocaust, and eventually, Ms. Tarshis found a way to deal with the topic. Rather than focusing on someone in the death camps, she had her young protagonists meet up with the Partisans. The partisans were loosely confederated small bands of freedom fighters who undertook small “hit and run” missions against the Nazi oppressors. On the Eastern Front of the War in Europe, most of those partisans were Jewish; as the tale is set in Poland, so are our protagonists. I will not describe the plot in greater detail than the above – there is no need for a spoiler. I WILL heap an incredible amount of praise upon the author for finding a way to address an event that included the horror of the death – the MURDER - of millions of non-combatants in her I SURVIVED series. A way that stayed true to historical facts without oversimplifying them. RATING: 4 ½ stars, rounded up to 5 stars where half stars are not permitted.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I was born in Jewish territory but both my parents ( and me of course) are German!!! Who should i root for??? Replyin six days or less and i will choose Germans or Jews?????
Anonymous 7 months ago
This is a super good/scary book- Im suprised they stad alive This is the best book EVER!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous 11 months ago
I like this SCARY book
Anonymous 12 months ago
No one has to worry about Hitler any more. They HAVE to worry about ISIS
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My first nook freined
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hittler is scarry:()
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I do
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book it is so good i love it so much i is just such a good book it is so adventures so exiting and so daring i just feal so bab that he doesnt have any parents just his sister i mean hes probly felt so lonely this book made me cry it also made my heart beat really fast its makes me think of what i would feel like if my mom died and my dad got captured i would be so sad and fell so so so lonley i hope know one has to fell like that because if they do thats just sad and if any off you are reading this and you dont have a mom or dad i am so so so sorry you proply fell so bad (:
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sooooooooooooooo awesome! best book i have ever read