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

4.21 of 5 stars 4.21  ·  rating details  ·  1,313 ratings  ·  150 reviews
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 ...more
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Published October 1st 2011 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published September 1st 2011)
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Tiffany Neal
Lauren Tarshis has a really good thing going for her with her I Survived series of books. Even though the characters lack tons of depth and the stories are quite short and simple, they are interesting and give kids a glimpse into major historical events that they might not know much about.
Historical fiction is one of the hardest genres to get my students hooked to, but with her books, I can get any kid to read it. And the other great thing is that since these books only give a taste of this his
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Vernon Area Public Library KIDS
This book is a short fictional account of what it was like to be a young boy in Hawaii during the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Readers will feel the fear and shock of this surprise attack. It also touches on the problems of Japanese Americans during this time. Other titles in this series deal with the sinking of the Titanic, Hurricane Katrina, shark attacks of 1916, attacks of September 11th, the Battle of Gettysburg, and the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. Author notes at the end of the books giv ...more
Alex Baugh
Living in New York City, Danny Crane, 11, and his best friend Finn were always in trouble. Danny's father had skipped out before he was born, so his mother worked as a nurse by day and cleaned offices at night to support them and was often not home. There are just too many kids in Finn's family for anyone to keep an eye on him The two boys skip school, sneak into the movies, and pretty soon, they were hanging out with gangster Earl Gasky.

So, in late1941, Danny's mother takes a nursing job at th
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Louis Knecht
I thought that the book was very good to help learn about Pearl Harbor. I like how the author had it take place at Pearl Harbor like he was there not just telling what happened. I found the book very interesting and helpful to learn about a real thing.

The plot was about a boy who moved to Hawaii from New York. His mom didn't want him to get hurt so she made them move. She was a nurse who worked at a Hospital in Pearl Harbor. When they were in Hawaii he meet a little boy who's name was Aki, he wa
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Brayden Marker
This boy named Danny who lived in New York move to Hawaii to have a safer life. In New York Danny was involved in gangs, skipping school, and getting in lots of trouble with his friend Fin. Danny lived with his mother because his dad left him when he was born. Danny's mom was a nurse that worked night shifts. One night Danny's mom decided to move to Hawaii because Fin fell down a fire escape.

When Danny was in Hawaii he had plans of leaving on a boat to go visit Fin. One night Danny's friend Aki
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Alvaro Martrinez
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Sheriden Haase
The book "I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor" was a very entertaining book. The small chapters made it easier for myself to read within the short reading time we have. Small chapters made it so I did not for get the content as easy.

The plot is about Danny moving to Hawaii from New York City. Danny's mother works at a hospital in Hickam, Pearl Harbor. Danny's mother wanted to restart and begin a new beginning for their family. Danny was going to run away and ride a ship back to New York beca
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Keerston Rummell
I thought that is was cool because it had bombs. Also it was intense because a lot of people got hurt. It was also intense because this actually happened in real life. I would tell you more but then I would spoil it. I really hope you read it.
David Johnson
I just read the book "The Bombing of Pearl Harbor" by Lauren Tarshis. This book was a fun short story to read. Danny and his mother just moved to Hawaii from New York City. Danny left his best friend Finn there. Danny and Finn always were getting into trouble. They were best friends and hung out with Earl and his gang. Finn got hurt one day and Danny's mother said she was moving because they needed to start a new life. Danny did not have a father because his father left before he was born. They ...more
Joanna
Kids love these books! This is the first one I've read of the series, but I definitely see the draw. I surprised to find that the writing was more simple and basic than I had anticipated, and for me the story seemed to lack some buildup and background detail. However, by the end I found myself pretty drawn in. Teachers will love the factual section at the end just as much as kids enjoy the story that puts a face and a name (even a fictional one) to traumatic events in our nation's history.

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Josh
In the book I Survived The Bombing Of Pearl Harbor, 1941 Danny moves to Hawaii with his mother. And Danny is not thrilled with the idea of this. So a couple of days after being there he decides to get on a boat to New York. One afternoon Danny heard some ruckus in his back yard, he goes back there and meets a 3 year old named Aki. He returns Aki to his home and meets his mother, Mrs. Sudo. The next day Danny is playing with Aki and the bombs start. How will Danny keep his friends and family safe ...more
Emyrose8
This book is my 5th grader's favorite in the series... so far.
Caitlin Harmon
Danny is a boy who desperately wants to leave Hawaii and get back to New York, but on the day he plans to stow away on a ship, the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor. The skies are filled with fighter planes, bombs pound the harbor, and bullets rain down on the beaches. Danny is shocked and for the first time, he is truly afraid. He sees the pain it is causing everyone, especially his new friends who are Japanese Americans. The events that follow teach him a lot about the world and about himself.

For th
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Joey

The book “I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor” was another really good book. I enjoyed reading it because the chapters were little but very entertaining. I don’t read very fast, so little chapters I can read within my ten minutes of reading time in class and actually remember what I read.

Basically, in the story Danny had to move out of New York and all of the trouble there. Danny’s mom made him move to Hawaii with her. She found a good job there as a nurse at Hickam and thought they both ne
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Max Kazmierczak
This book is about a young boy named Danny Crane that first lived in New York city and hung out with gangsters. Until one day his friend gets hurt and that is when his mother has them move to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. He is sitting on the beach enjoying the day when suddenly his whole world comes crashing down and he witnesses the United States get thrown into World War 2 when the Japanese attacked pearl Harbor in 1941 and destroyed battle ship row. But amongst all the devastation, chaos, smoke, a ...more
Alec
This survival story told the story in the perspective of Danny. He grew up in New York but when his "Ma" gets offered a nursing job in Hawaii, Pearl Harbour, she accepts especially because of Danny's troublesome ways in his past few years. When Danny gets to Hawaii, he instantly hates it and misses his best friend Finn. While his Ma he plans on heading out to sneak on a boat back to New York. As Danny tries to leave, a military attack on the Harbour comes from the Japanese Danny tries to go find ...more
Laura
Danny didn’t ask to come to Hawaii. He was more than happy in New York City. Sure, he wasn’t running with the best crowd, but they were close. And they were happy. Happy, that is until Finn fell while running up a fire escape with Danny and landed himself in the hospital.

That was when his mom decided she’d had enough – she needed to get Danny to a safer environment. She thought that taking him to Pearl Harbor, a naval base on Hawaii, would help him to sort life out. But it only strengthens his d
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Gabrielle Blockton
Date: September 15th, 2014

Author: Lauren Tarshis

Title: I Survived: The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941

Plot: Danny Crane and his mother, a registered nurse, has just moved from the dangerous streets of New York City to the picturesque island of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Danny misses his old life in the city and his best friend Finn. He decides that he is leaving Hawaii to go back to the city where he feels he belongs. The day he sets to leave, Pearl Harbor sets a surprise attack on the naval base and h
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Ethan
This book is about a boy named Danny and Danny met a friend Aki in Hawaii. One day they suddenly saw airplanes in the sky. And then Aki's mom came running and said that she knows a place where they can hide to be safe. They went underground and went into a hole and then Danny went back up out of the hole to find his mom. Danny finds one of his mom's friends who was badly hurt and then he finds his mom in the hospital. Danny even learns how to drive a military van with no keys. Danny has a friend ...more
Connor
The book "The Bombing of Pearl Harbor" was a great read. This book focused on the real event of the bombing in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in 1941. This book is about a boy named Daniel and how his mom got a job in Hawaii. Daniel didn't particularly like Hawaii as he missed his friend Finn. As Daniel is about to leave on a ship back to New York, bombers start flying in, Daniel is right in the middle of it. Will Daniel survive? Find out in this action-packed book. I would recommend this book to anyone w ...more
Thomas woodbery
This book is good.
Taylor
Taylor giles

The book,I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor 1941 written by Lauren Tarshis is about the friendship of a New York City boy. Danny and his Japanese friend Aki, who are both living in Hawaii during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Danny moves from New York City to Hawaii with his mother. He becomes good friends with a Japanese boy named Aki. They are together when Pearl Harbor is bombed by the Japanese. Planes fill the sky. Explosions and black smoke are all around them. Danny gets ak
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Kelly J.
I survived The Bombing Of Pearl Harbor 1941
Lauren Tarshis
106 pages
Nonfiction

I Survived The Bombing Of Pearl Harbor is about a boy named Danny. Danny is a boy who lives in Hawaii and he has moved from New York City and he wants to go back there but his mom won't let him because she thinks it is not a safe place to live like all the dark alleys and crime. Well when Danny is living in his house in Hawaii when bombs start to drop and all of a sudden they are being attacked. Danny's dad likes to dra
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Sonya Huser
Reading this book, I couldn't help but think that I should probably be writing books. It feels like it was thrown together in a weekend. Though there's a note from the author with a few pages of facts in the back, the events of the story of this book could have been fleshed out after watching 20 minutes of Ben Affleck running around in a terrible movie. The plot: Danny's mom, a nurse, moves the two of them from NYC to Hawaii. (How a single mom could afford such a move is a mystery. Maybe the aut ...more
Chelsea
I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor is one many books that tell the incredible true stories of huge historical events from around the United States. This installment in the series tells the story of Danny, a young boy who had just moved to Pearl City, Hawaii from New York City with his mother who is working as a nurse on base. Danny misses his old home and best friend, Finn, and decides to run away on a ship that is set to depart. He has planned out every part of his journey and is ready to l ...more
Yash Trivedi
Nov 18, 2013 Yash Trivedi rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like books on action
I Survived-The Bombing of the Pearl Harbor,1941 is written by Lauren Tarshis. This book is an excellent read and I have rated it 5 stars since it is engaging from the start. The first paragraph itself starts with"America was under attack". This phrase gets the reader involved in the scene which is very well described by the author as"Hundreds of bomber planes were swarming over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. They swooped down, machines guns roaring. Bombs and torpedoes rained down.". The setting of the ...more
Elizer  C
The book was alright. I enjoyed the constant action. The reason Danny was here during this tragedy is his Mom wanted a new and fresh start for Danny. Previously he had lived in New York. New York already has a bad name for itself so I guess I know why they had to move. But anyways a couple weeks after they moved the bombings stuck. When this happened Danny was confused and lost. I would recommend this book to people who are intrested in History.
Randy Tramp
My daughter Kalli brought this book home. (I like reading book with my kids.) This was an action packed book revealing history from a tween's perspective. A tough New York boy moves to Hawaii. His mom thinks she is getting him away from danger. Danny meets a neighborhood boy that is Japanese.
It was a great book that I just couldn't put down. Every chapter was full of action and explosive. I experienced the Pearl Harbor attack in a different light.
Cole Chadwick
My historical novel

This book was about a boy that came from the hood in New York. Then his best friend fell of a roof and died. So his mom dragged him to Hawaii, so they could jest start over. So he was going to sneak back to New York but then the bombs started to drop.

This book was called I survived Pearl Harbor, and was made by Lauren Tarshis. I liked it because it was very action packed, and because of the "puppy ".
Matt
This book was about a boy named danny who recently left his old life in new york behind and moved to hawaii. He hated it there and he wanted to go back to new york to be with his friend finn who recently got in an accident, and he was greatly injured. the day he was going to slip onto a boat back to new york was the day the bombing of pearl harbor, and danny had to survive. i thought that this book was very easy to read.
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