What Was Pearl Harbor?

What Was Pearl Harbor?

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by Patricia Brennan Demuth, John Mantha, Tim Tomkinson
     
 

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A terrifying attack!

On December 7, 1941, Japanese war planes appeared out of nowhere to bomb the American base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. It was a highly secretive and devastating attack: four battleships sunk, more than two thousand servicemen died, and the United States was propelled into World War II. In a compelling, easy-to-read narrative, children

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A terrifying attack!

On December 7, 1941, Japanese war planes appeared out of nowhere to bomb the American base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. It was a highly secretive and devastating attack: four battleships sunk, more than two thousand servicemen died, and the United States was propelled into World War II. In a compelling, easy-to-read narrative, children will learn all about a pivotal moment in American history.

Editorial Reviews

For millions of Americans, the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor now seems as remote as the Battle of Gettysburg or the Battle of Bunker Hill. In fact, there are so few witnesses alive that the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association decided to close down more than a year ago. This illustrated children's book describes how the secret, well-planned Japanese aerial bombardment unfolded and how it sparked our nation's entry in World War II. A gripping real-life narrative of surprise, heroism, loss, and resolve.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448464626
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
06/27/2013
Series:
Penguin What Was Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
82,756
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 7.48(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
800L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Patricia Brennan Demuth is an educator and children's book author. She has authored Who Is Bill Gates? and several titles for young readers, including many books in the leveled reader program for Penguin Young Readers.

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What Was Pearl Harbor? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand three times. Post this on other books. Then look under your pillow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the sample but i didn't get into the actual book. It was only 4 pages long.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boss nass
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More weapons info needed but still excellant book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is good and full of facts I reccomend this book and its seris :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book about pearal habor thats kid freindly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this book because of the big ships and how the cannons are made.  I liked learning about Pearl Harbor. It told about how the Japanese bombed America.  I liked the pictures of Pearl Harbor. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im guessing its ok .i didnt read it the sample didnt take me far enough to read the acctual book