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

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

by Lauren Tarshis


View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Want it by Wednesday, October 24?   Order by 12:00 PM Eastern and choose Expedited Shipping at checkout.
    Same Day shipping in Manhattan. 
    See Details


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

In a Jewish ghetto, Max Rosen and his sister Zena struggle to live after their father is taken away by the Nazis. With barely enough food to survive, the siblings make a daring escape from Nazi soldiers into the nearby forest.

Max and Zena are brought to a safe camp by Jewish resistance fighters. But soon, bombs are falling all around them. Can Max and Zena survive the fallout of the Nazi invasion?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545459389
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/25/2014
Series: I Survived Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 786
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 740L (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.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 (I Survived Series #9) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 92 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
xXshrek-a_mech-aXx More than 1 year ago
This book was a short and simple, but a fun version of something a bit darker to make it a little more suitable for younger ages. It’s a fun little adventure book with a compelling premise. As you see max (a Jew) and his sister take on a large threat. The Nazis, who have taken their home and town. they find a gang of rebels to help them survive. I don’t want to spoil it for you but note that its starts to get a little bit far-fetched but that’s probably just to get the younger demographic into reading history novels. It’s really neat to see how they attack the Nazis and how the Nazi attack them. It its really cool to see how a person spared from the holocaust helps what is left of his family find new hope. I do really wish it focused on the invasion as well as the recovery because it did lack a lot about the invasion, witch wouldn’t have been so easy to forgive if the story itself wasn’t great. it did show a little battle that even gets a little touching. In concussion, it is a great simple story, if your and adult and have an hour or two to kill read this book, and if you’re a kid its worth reading a-million percent! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the i survived the tsunami and these series are sooooooo awsome
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
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story about children fighting off the most fierce army in existance (not including China)
Omar More than 1 year ago
The book, I Survived the Nazi Invasion, by Lauren Tarshis, is a historical fiction story. It is about a brother and sister, Max and Zena, whose father is taken away by Nazi troops and millions of Jewish people are killed by Nazi troops in Concentration Camps. Now Max and Zena need to find a way to figure out how to get their father back. The theme of the story is about learning how to “Never Give Up”. This is because the two main characters, Max and Zena, never gave up on finding their father. For example, they escaped Nazi troops, bombing helicopters, and attack dogs. Max and Zena did not let these challenges get in their way of finding their dad. I would recommend this book to other 5th/6th grade students because the author's writing keeps you on the edge of your seat. This is because it is exciting and action packed. It also makes you anticipated to see what will happen next in the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just love it
Anonymous More than 1 year 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?????
JuliW More than 1 year ago
I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 is the 9th book in the I Survived series. This series is a great educational tool for kids (and adults, too!). Each book tells a fictional account of children at the scene of a historical event or disaster. Facts about the event are included in the fictional eyewitness account. After the story, the author has an afterward where she gives more facts, her thoughts on the event and information on how she researches her books. I can see how these books would be an awesome classroom resource for reading, learning history and discussion. In this book, Max and Zena are Jewish children living in the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland. Nazi guards patrol, shooting anyone who goes past the walls. Max tries to get some fruit from beyond the wall and gets caught. He and Zena flee into the forest, joining partisan rebels who are fighting the Nazis. The children survive all sorts of harrowing events and eventually end up immigrating to America. The author is Jewish so her afterward is very heart-felt. I listened to the audiobook version of this story. The book is quick listen at just short of 1.5 hours. Jonathan McClain narrates. His voice is clear and easily understood. He reads at a nice steady pace with good inflection. I have hearing loss, but was easily able to hear and understand the entire book. This series is informative and enjoyable. I'm definitely going to read more of this series! There are 17 books in all. Topics range from more modern events like the Joplin, MO tornado to long-past history such as the destruction of Pompeii. While thinking about children in a disaster situation is scary and sad, I think this series can bring historical events alive for kids because the stories talk about the events from the view point of other children. Great educational tool!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Andrew_of_Dunedin More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year ago
This is a super good/scary book- Im suprised they stad alive This is the best book EVER!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this SCARY book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No one has to worry about Hitler any more. They HAVE to worry about ISIS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first nook freined
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hittler is scarry:()
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking for a friend . Reply to Caleb.E
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You flag them and nothings done