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

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

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by Lauren Tarshis
 

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In one of the darkest periods in history, one boy struggles to survive... In this gripping new addition to the bestselling I SURVIVED series, a young Jewish boy escapes the ghetto and finds a group of resistance fighters in the forests of Poland. Does he have what it takes to survive the Nazis -- and fight back?

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In one of the darkest periods in history, one boy struggles to survive... In this gripping new addition to the bestselling I SURVIVED series, a young Jewish boy escapes the ghetto and finds a group of resistance fighters in the forests of Poland. Does he have what it takes to survive the Nazis -- and fight back?

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Praise for I SURVIVED THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG, 1863
"…Informative and breathlessly paced." --KIRKUS REVIEWS

Praise for I SURVIVED THE ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001:
"[Tarshis] crafts a dramatic, emotionally intense tale that takes account of 9/11's physical and emotional costs--short- and long-term--while ending on an upward beat." --KIRKUS REVIEWS

Praise for I SURVIVED THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC, 1912:
"The fast pace and intrinsically fascinating disaster story will keep readers turning the pages." --KIRKUS REVIEWS

Praise for I SURVIVED HURRICANE KATRINA, 2005:
"Expressive illustrations capture the drama of the storm and its aftermath, but the book's real power comes from its exploration of what it means to be a hero." --BOOKLIST

Children's Literature - Lois Rubin Gross
Everyone is always looking for another series like Osborne’s “Magic Treehouse,” and while the “I Survived” books are nowhere near as numerous and lack the element of fantasy that the “Jack and Annie” books have, they are strong historical contenders in the early grades category. In each of the seven books, children are placed in a perilous period of history and manage to survive. In this entry, based on archival facts, Max and Zena Rosen are Jewish children living in a Polish ghetto during August of 1944. This is, obviously, near the end of the war marginally increasing the children’s chance of survival. The children’s aunt, Hannah, urges the family to immigrate to the United States. This is one flaw in the story since quotas, at that time, would have cut off that particular route of escape. When Aunt Hannah vanishes, the children and their father assume she has left the country. Meanwhile, Nazi round-ups take all of their friends and neighbors, including the children’s father, on the trains to concentration camps. Max and Zena happen to escape while scurrying under a barbed wire fence to get berries. They run from a Nazi guard and, with the help of a friendly Polish farmer, are reunited with Hannah, now working as a Jewish partisan. The children are absorbed by Hannah’s Jewish partisan group set on destroying Nazi trains and strongholds. Author Tarshis cleverly introduces historical fact in brief sentences within the context of the story. Interesting, the word “death” is never used in relationship to Jews. They are “rounded up” or “gone,” but not massacred. For second to fourth graders, this is appropriate language. Back matter includes follow-up questions, a time line of World War II events, and recommended websites to expand the topic. A solid addition to informative fiction. Reviewer: Lois Rubin Gross; Ages 7 to 10.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545633802
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
02/25/2014
Series:
I Survived Series
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
50,044
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author


Lauren Tarshis is the editor of Scholastic's Storyworks magazine and group editorial director for language arts for Scholastic classroom magazines, in addition to being the author of the I Survived series and the critically acclaimed novels Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree and Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell in Love. She lives in Westport, Connecticut, and can be found online at www.laurentarshis.com.

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I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 (I Survived Series #9) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 93 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 8 months 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
This dude murdered more Jews than soldiers.He even killed his own dog.What I wouldve done to Hitler if he didnt kill himself is find a russian and gas him while hes naked.Im not Jewish but Jews couldnt have caused the loss of WWI.Hitler just blamed them because hes a you know what.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just love it
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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
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?????
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
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My first nook freined
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hittler is scarry:()
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I do
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