I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 (I Survived Series #4)

I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 (I Survived Series #4)

by Lauren Tarshis


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70 years later, the bombing of Pearl Harbor comes to life for a new generation of readers!

History's most terrifying moments are brought vividly to life in the action-packed fictional I SURVIVED series! Do you have what it takes to survive ... the bombing of Pearl Harbor?

Eleven-year-old Danny Crane is alone on his favorite beach in Hawaii when the world is torn apart and World War II officially hits the United States. Does he have what it takes to find his way home in the midst of the bombs, the smoke, and the destruction of the day that will live in infamy?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545206983
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2011
Series: I Survived Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 21,304
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 620L (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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A Japanese plane was heading right toward him. Danny sprinted, peering over his shoulder as the plane flew closer. He could see into the cockpit. The pilot was glaring at him through his goggled eyes.

Rat, tat, tat, tat,
Rat, tat, tat, tat

Machine gun fire!

Bullets hit the sand around Danny's bare feet.

Run! Danny told himself. Faster!

The roar of the plane got louder. Danny fell forward, smashing his face into the hard sand.

A thundering explosion shook the ground.

And then Danny couldn't hear anything at all.

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I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 89 reviews.
BaseballChris More than 1 year ago
For children who like to read historial fiction. It was awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like when the authors use a piece of history and make it into a book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 9 years old and i love this book because everything is true,but it is made into a story. The only thing that is not real are the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I personally think the i surrvived seris is really good. ~ good :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book to read. The i surviived sseries talks about U.S. darkest days and disastories days
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book . Fun. I recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its awesome i wanted it to be more pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good book. One of the best books i have ever read.
porch_reader on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My kids know that I seldom question the books that they choose from their Scholastic Book Orders. They are reasonable about the amount that we spend, and I let them make their own choices. However, my fifth grader got a raised eyebrow when he asked to order I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941. I like historical fiction, and so does he, but I wasn't sure that an engaging story about a disaster of this magnitude could be captured in a short chapter book. However, he read it as soon as it arrived and then put it on my TBR shelf in my bedroom. And so I picked it up . . . and had trouble putting it back down. The story is so engaging. Not only do you get the experience of being present at the bombing of Pearl Harbor, but the characters in the book are well-developed. They have backstories, and we both really cared what happened to them. It's not just the disaster that drives the story forward. My son learned a lot about Pearl Harbor, and the last 15 or so pages include more historical details and other resources. I will definitely be looking for Tarshis's other books, including I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 and I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005.
JuliW More than 1 year ago
There are 17 books in the I Survived series. Each book tells a fictional account of a historical event through the eyes of a child eyewitness. The series is well researched and age appropriate for middle grade students. From modern events like 9/11 and the Joplin, MO tornado to more ancient disasters like the destruction of Pompeii, the series gives historical facts and tells great fictional accounts for kids. I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor is the 4th book in the series. Danny Crane and his mother just moved from New York to Hawaii. His mother works as a nurse at the military base hospital. Danny misses his best friend Finn, who was severely injured in an accident just before they moved from NYC. He's feeling a bit lonely when he meets a young Japanese boy, Aki. Aki introduces Danny to his mother. The next day Aki comes to Danny's house early, saying he hears airplanes. The Japanese are bombing the Harbor. Can Danny survive and find his mother at the hospital? I like this series. The books would definitely be useful in a classroom situation for reluctant readers or to teach/supplement history lessons. The stories are action-packed and interesting. The cover art is definitely eye-catching. I listened to the audiobook version of this story. Narrated by Michael Goldstrom, the audio is just over an hour long. Goldstrom reads at a nice pace with good inflection. I have hearing loss but was easily able to hear and understand the audio. I will definitely be reading more of this series. I like to read children's books as a break from adult literature. Sometimes I just like to read for enjoyment and want a short book for a relaxing reading break. This series fit that need perfectly. The books are well-written and interesting but short enough to be a quick, easy read. For adults reading this series, always keep in mind that this series is written for children. The length is shorter, details softened a bit, and the main characters are children. Don't expect in-depth more adult coverage of these historical events as adults are not the target audience for this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really interesting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss ur hand three tomes then post this review on three other books then look under ur pillow
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was cool but kinda borung
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome. My 54 year old aunt liked it. This book is great. It is about a boy named Danny who moved from NYC to pearl harbor and the bombing of 1941 happends
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read a lot of i survied books but this is the besone in my oppion....:)$$$# Awesome BOOK READ IT!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm reading it with freinds. We are not done but good so far!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the bombz!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That is a cool book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you ever say it sucks i will read this 500 time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havent read the book but if anything is confusing its incepsion also potato
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book when i was in third grade. Then i read it again in sixth grade. It is meant for elementary school readers. Very juvenile. It is for little kids.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is better than any book. It is very sad,entertaining,and very very confusing. More people should read than any book. If you like this book,please put a 5star on this review and lord bless this awesome auther who wrote this good book. And I love the people who wrote a good report on this magnifacent,most entertaining book I have read!!!!!!!!!$