I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916

by Lauren Tarshis illustrated by Scott Dawson


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Chet comes face to face with the great white shark that's been terrorizing his town!

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It's the summer of 1916 along the Jersey Shore, and Chet Roscow is just as captivated as everyone else by the local news: a great white shark has been attacking and killing people up and down the Atlantic coast, not far from his hometown. Then one day, swimming with his friends, Chet sees something in the water….
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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: 978-0-545-20695-2

Editorial Reviews

"This is a gripping story that will hold the interest of reluctant readers."—School Library Journal