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I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941

(I Survived #4)

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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 Wo
Paperback, 101 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published September 1st 2011)
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David hitler stared it. he wanted to rule the whole world, im happy he got killed. if he wasnt killed, we would be killed,slaves,and hurtly bad

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Where, oh where, were these “I Survived” books when I was a kid?

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
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
December 7, 1941 - 8:05 a.m. - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - A date that will "live in infamy."

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.

A timeline

Tiffany Neal
Sep 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
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
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wow! This book was REALLY good. I didn’t realize that There were so many things that I didn’t know about the start of world war ||.
Jun 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
My younger kids love these. A little fiction and a history lesson. (Today was Audio)
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I liked the book "The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941," because it was a great read to get into. I enjoyed all the characters.

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
Keerston Rummell
Apr 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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.
Abel Mota
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The book "I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941" by Lauren Tarshis should be read in every school. This book tell a story about an american disaster is a boys point of view. This book will be one of the best books I have ever read. ...more
Tracy The Great
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
i loved this book!
Misha Rudich
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
action packed intense story
Alex  Baugh
Jul 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: world-war-2
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
David Johnson
Dec 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Meg McGregor
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was a Middle School Reading, History, and English teacher for almost 30 years! How did I not know about this series?

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
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Primary Characters : Danny Crane (11) Aki ( 3-4)
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
Max Miramontes
Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
The story, I Survived The Bombing of Pearl Harbor by Lauren Tarshis is a good book, but not my favorite from the I Survived book series. I picked it because it talks about true events in the genre of Historical Fiction and brings enjoyment to the reader. I didn’t really like this book of the series because I had already knew about the event of Pearl Harbor, but whenever I read these types of books I like to learn new facts about the events, but I wasn’t able to because I knew a lot. I would reco ...more
Landan  hill
Mar 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book it taught you about history of Pearl Harbor and also the story of Danny a New York boy getting in the wrong groups in society hanging around gangs while his mom works to keep the family afloat. My favorite part was when Danny finds the littl boy in the backyard with the pig.
Jorge Mota
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The book that I read was called, “ The Bombing of Pearl Harbor”, by Lauren Tarshis is a good book. To me this book was good because it is about a young boy who survived the bombings of Pearl Harbor and it told his story on how he did it. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about a boy that survived Pearl Harbor or someone who likes the genre Historical Fiction.
Danielle Russell
Another fantastic quick read from the I Survived series! Author Lauren Tarshis does an amazing job telling the story of significant events in ways a younger audience can understand. She tells a great story that includes interesting characters. At the end of the book, she also includes factual information regarding the event. The book was entertaining and educational.
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a really informative book. I love that the end of the book has a section of real facts from which the book for written. It makes it easy to discuss things of our history in a context that an 8 year old can comprehend!
michael andrew murawski
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Action-Packed Adventure
Brock Brunner
Personal Response:
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
Paulina Banda-Chavez
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
Ben C.
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
Danny Crane, an eleven year old boy who always found himself in trouble, had lived in New York for most of his life, but now his mother wants to move to Hawaii to start a new life. Of course, this means Danny has to leave behind his best friend Finn for his mother to take a new nursing job at the Hickam Air Force Base in Oahu. Although Danny meets new people he becomes fond of in a new place, he is still bent on returning home to New York. The day Danny plans to board a ship and sneak back, the ...more
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Physical, yes I did survive. Mentally, oh lord no.
Elizabeth Ricks
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
Don't you hate it when you have nothing to read? Madi let me borrow this book that she had already finished so that I had something to take to bed with me. ...more
Wyatt Halli
Great Book lots of action
Devlin M
The theme for this book would be trying to help people because they might help you back.
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