Children's LiteratureOn December 7, 1941 the naval and air forces of Imperial Japan struck at the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. In a relatively quick raid, over 2000 American servicemen were killed and a comparable number were wounded. Within twenty-four hours Japanese forces also struck a number of other Pacific and Asian targets in what was to be the Pacific Theater of the Second World War. The war in the Pacific was fought with ferocity between forces that often gave no quarter. The author demonstrates both a strong narrative style and a grasp of the key details of the topic. With its combination of a well-crafted text, frequent period photographs, maps, and sidebar highlight pieces readers will come away from this book with a good introduction to the broad subject of the Pacific War. 2005, Lerner Publishing Company, Ages 12 up.
Greg M. Romaneck