I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941

by Lauren Tarshis illustrated by Scott Dawson


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On December 7, the Japanese attack brings war to the home front—and tears Danny's world apart.

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Ever since eleven-year-old Danny Crane and his mom moved to Hawaii, he's longed to go back home. That's what is on his mind the morning of December 7, 1941, when America is attacked by Japan. Danny was raised on the mean streets of New York City, where gunshots were not uncommon. But this is different. With bombs pounding the harbor and machine-gun fire pelting the beaches, he'll need extraordinary luck—and courage—to survive!
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About this Series

With heart-pounding action and high emotional stakes, this well-researched fiction series brings historical disasters to life through the eyes of people who experience them. Each chapter book puts an ordinary kid in the middle of a terrifying event, from a devastating hurricane to an infamous shipwreck. With determination and a bit of luck, these characters survive dangerous situations, reunite with their friends and families, and start to rebuild their lives.

Told in short, gripping chapters with striking black-and-white illustrations, the I Survived stories keep readers on the edges of their seats as they learn about important current events and moments in history. Thoughtful author's notes provide additional background information, timelines, and research and writing tips.

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Product Details

    • Grades: 3 - 5
    • Ages: 8 - 11
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 7 5/8"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-545-20698-3