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

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

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 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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545658508
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/23/2016
Series: I Survived Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 18,488
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 700L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About 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 Connecticut with her family, and can be found online at laurentarshis.com.

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I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 (I Survived #13) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 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 More than 1 year ago
He moans and goes in
Anonymous More than 1 year 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.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JuliW More than 1 year ago
There are 17 books in the I Survived series. Each book tells a fictionalized eye-witness account of a historical disaster or event. The books are for kids, so the protagonist of each book is a child, usually about 10-11 years old. This series is excellent! The stories are a mix of historical fact and fictionalized story, bringing the events alive for middle-grade age students. The books range from modern events like 9/11 to more ancient disasters like the destruction of Pompeii. I Survived the Hingenburg Disaster, 1937 is the 13th book in the series. Hugo is 11 and travelling on the Hindenburg with his parents and little sister, Gertie. Hugo's mother is a little bit afraid to fly on an airship, but Hugo tells her it's the safest mode of travel with the fewest accidents. Little does he know that when they arrive in New Jersey on May 6th, 1937 that the ship is going to explode while landing. A family adventure turns into a dangerous, life threatening disaster. 35 people died in the disaster, and was the beginning of the end for airship travel. This book is excellent and could easily be used in a classroom situation. It could be used to encourage kids to read, as supplemental reading for a history lesson or to read out loud to a class of students. Kids interested in history would love this series. The topics are varied and the event is related in realistic terms but not too graphic. Just enough detail....but not too much. The contents are age appropriate for middle-grade age children. As an adult, I enjoy this series as well. I like to read children's books in between heavier adult fiction to give my brain a bit of a break. I love history, so this series is perfect for me. The cover art for this series is always colorful and eye-catching. The stories are interesting with lots of action. This series might be a good choice for kids who are reluctant readers.
SCHSReader1 More than 1 year ago
Spoiler Alert!! Summary: Hugo was going to New York with his family. They were going to New York because his sister, Gertie had Malaria and they needed to cure it because it can be fatal in little kids. She contracted malaria in Kenya so Hugo thought about the couple memories when he was in kenya. When Hugo and his sister went to see the Zeppelin they were blown away by how amazing it was. Before they got on the zeppelin Hugos mom was worried that something bad was going to happen but Hugo and his Dad calmed her down. When he got on the ship he met a girl named Marty. Marty and her dad were on the zeppelin because they were going home from Germany. They visited Germany one a year and they were heading home to the USA. Hugo thought that Marty’s dad was very nice but what he didnt know was that Marty’s dad was hiding something. One day when they were eating, a Nazi close to Hitler came up to them and just said hi and Hugo’s sister said he looked like a Cobra and he heard her and just said thank you. Marty’s dad knew why he was there, he was there looking for the person that stole secreat notes of where Nazi’s were hiding in the USA. That made Hugo want to know more. One day when hugo's sister was very sick Hugo thought of a way to make her feel better, the idea was to go and get there dog because he made her feel happy and protected. When he went back to get the dog he heard someone and then he seen Marty's dad and he had a package. Hugo knew what the package was it was the secret document that he was bringing back to the USA to show where the Nazis were hiding. Before Martys dad could get away he heard someone coming it was a Nazi. To stop the Nazi Hugo jumped out and the Nazi told him this was a place where people aren't allowed and he told him about his sister and the Nazi let him take the dog and Marty's dad got away. When the Nazi found out about Martys dad having the document Hugo heard a loud boom that's when he seen a fire. Hugo got separated from his family and soon he was in a hospital getting treated for burns When it was time for him to go so was he and his greatest joy was knowing his sister was better recommendations:I recommend this book to anyone that likes to learn about history and is in at least 5th grade If you know you the holocaust that would make it a better book in my opinion. If i didn't know about the Holocaust or didn't know about the Nazis i probably wouldn't enjoy this book.
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This is the best book I have ever read in my life!! And I just read the sample!! AWSOME RIGHT YOU REALLY NEED TO READ IT!!!!!!!!! It will help stamina :) ;)
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Why did you have to ruin it
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