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Pearl Harbor Is Burning!: A Story of World War II
     

Pearl Harbor Is Burning!: A Story of World War II

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
 

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Frank thought that he'd found a new friend--but he never expected a war to come between them.

It's 1941 , and Frank is miserable. If only his family had never moved to Hawaii. Everyone and everything on the island looks and sounds strange to him. Then Frank meets Kenji, a Japanese-American boy who just might become a friend. But the unthinkable happens--Pearl

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Frank thought that he'd found a new friend--but he never expected a war to come between them.

It's 1941 , and Frank is miserable. If only his family had never moved to Hawaii. Everyone and everything on the island looks and sounds strange to him. Then Frank meets Kenji, a Japanese-American boy who just might become a friend. But the unthinkable happens--Pearl Harbor is bombed , and by the Japanese! Can Frank and Kenji even be friends?

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School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-- Frank wishes his family had never moved to Hawaii. He has no friends and the local boys taunt him as a haoli , an outsider. When Kenji, a Japanese-American boy, offers friendship, they discover a lot in common, especially a love of baseball. The two boys are in Frank's tree house overlooking Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, where they watch with fascination and horror as ship after ship is blown up in the water. Conflicting messages and rumors being broadcast over the radio serve as a background for confusion as people react to the emergency. An effective snapshot of the past, this book presents a realistic picture of what residents of Honolulu experienced on that fateful day. --Phyllis K. Kennemer, Jefferson County School District, Lakewood, CO

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101174289
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
12/01/1993
Series:
Once Upon America
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
Lexile:
490L (what's this?)
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Kathleen Kudlinksi the award-winning author of more than forty books for children, including  the Boy, Were We Wrong series. She lives in Connecticut and Vermont.

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