I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941
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 Wo ...more
Where was this series, as I was memorizing dates in history and regurgitating them back on paper: The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941?
I knew the dates. I knew a few facts. I knew nothing.
But Lauren Tarshis imagines the people that were there, in these big moments in history, and she makes them three-dimensional. They sweat, they freeze, they scream.
They see the Japanese bomber planes flying overhead, and they a ...more
I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor is the 4th book in the series. Danny Crane and ...more
In this #4 edition of the I SURVIVED children's series, Lauren Tarshis takes a mother and son from the rat infested city of New York to a fresh start in the beautiful land of Hawaii, but it's not long before "America was under attack" by the Empire of Japan.
There's a good little storyline here that includes friendship, family and bravery plus lots of history as is the norm with the I SURVIVED books.
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 ...more
In the beginning of the book Danny and his mother lived in New York. Danny's best friend Finn fell and hits his head and gets seriously injured. His mom then decided to move to Hawaii to start over. Then they moved there the islands were bombed and Danny had to find his mom in the hospital. On the way Danny was running on the beach and a Japanese plane came behind him and s ...more
So, in late1941, Danny's mother takes a nursing job at th ...more
Another reviewer, Phillip, recommended one of the books in the series, and I decided to get them all from my library!
I really enjoyed it! I love learning new things and Ms. Tarshis writes about the past so vividly, it is like she was actually there; you get the feeling that she is telling you about personal events!
I can fully understand why students would enjoy reading her books ...more
Additional Characters :
Finn ( Bestfriend of Danny back in New York)
Mack ( U.S Navy solider )
Mrs./Mr. Sudo ( Aki's Parents)
The story is about a boy named Danny who lived in New York with his mother. Him and his friend Finn get in a bunch of trouble hanging with somewhat of a gangbanger , so his mom decides it is time that they start over. She took a job as a Nurse at the Pearl Harbor (Navy base in Hawaii), Danny is forced to move across the cou ...more
Personally, I didn’t dislike this book but I didn’t like it very much either. I felt that it was too short and somewhat rushed but it also had a somewhat decent story behind it. Overall, it wasn’t a terrible book; however, I feel there are some areas it could improve on, such as characters and depth of the story itself.
I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor by Lauren Tarshis is about a young boy named Danny who moved from the streets of New York City to Hawaii with his mo ...more
Name: Paulina Banda-Chavez
Book title: I Survived: The Bombing of Pearl Harbor
Personal response: The book was actually really nice it had a lot of detail. I like how it had all of the onomatopoeia and it really did feel like you were there in the story. I like how it involved many learning elements for a kid like me who has never read about this was reading this book they would know about different countries. I like how they told me about the cities in Hawaii like Honolulu or Oahu. I like ho ...more