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Nature Attacks!

(I Survived True Stories #2)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  366 ratings  ·  55 reviews
From the author of the New York Times-bestselling I Survived series come four harrowing true stories of survival, featuring real kids in the midst of epic disasters.

The author of the New York Times-bestselling I Survived series brings us more harrowing true stories of real kids up against terrible forces of nature. From fourteen-year-old lone surv
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published September 29th 2015 by Scholastic Paperbacks
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Abby Johnson
It's fine. I will booktalk it. Kids will read it. It's fine.
Montzalee Wittmann
Excellent book for learning and entertainment!

Nature Attacks! (I Survived True Stories #2) by Lauren Tarshis has fascinating stories and lots of photos! I was entertained and learned a few things myself although I was reading for my grandkids!
There seems to be something compelling about hearing disaster stories. Especially if they happen to someone else. And to be honest, I'm no different in that regard. When I think about what it is that draws me to these stories I come up with three reasons: it makes me happy to be living my own life, I admire the determination and courage that often shines through in such stories (not that everyone behaves that way), and I'm looking for ideas for how I could survive if such a thing ever happened t ...more
The shark pulled me into this one, but I stayed for the volcano, the deadliest fire in American history, and the deadly box jellyfish. I found it all very interesting and felt like I learned a lot. I especially liked the pages of extra facts at the end of each section. This is a great nonfiction companion to the I Survived series.
Amanda Miranda
Oct 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this was a very interesting book .i recomend to any people
Owen W.
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"His injuries were so horrific that men standing on the beach vomited in the sand. Dozens of ladies fainted." (20) This quote stuck out to me because it really captures how intense the injury was to Josephs leg. My favorite story of the four stories told in this book was the shark attack story because it was told in very realistic way that made me feel like I was there. In this book you learn about Joseph who was attacked by a shark, John who survived a blizzard caused by a volcano eruption, Joh ...more
Nov 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: favorites
This book talks about different shark attacks throughout history. This book is on my favorites list because I enjoyed the way it was written, the book is nicely organized and the visuals make sense. This book is made for a second to fifth grade reader, I believe it is a little too easy for fifth grade but the teacher could decide. The book is nicely written in that it doesn't just give gory details of a shark attack but tells you information about what was going on during the year of the shark a ...more
Sandy Sopko
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: middle-grades
Great nonfiction for young readers! I love disaster and survival stories, and these are all true! Tarshis relates the dramatic events in the shark attacks of 1916, the eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815 that caused the year without a summer here in Ohio and elsewhere, the Peshtigo (WI) fire of 1871, and a deadly encounter with jellyfish in Australia in 2009. Plus the author follows each riveting account with a section of fascinating facts and information. I also love that she cites her sources, g ...more
Mary Havens
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoy the True Stories aspect of this series. I don’t think I would care for the historical fiction books.
This particular volume had four stories — 1916 Shark Attacks, the year without a summer (never heard that one before), a fire in Wisconsin (another one I had never heard of and it occurred on the same night as the Great Chicago Fire), and a box jellyfish encounter that occurred in 2003. I appreciate the amount of research Tarshis studies to create these stories and the bibliography that a
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, When you read this book you think wow this can not have happened so fast, so scary, and so amazing. I love this book it was astonishing how many people have died in just a few years rather in one year just from nature read this book you will love it. I thought this book was so cool because, there were so many jump scares. you should read read this book if you are into death and recovery.
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
1916 shark attacks in a New Jersey River, 1815 deadly volcano eruption that led to a summer with snow, a massive forest fire that wiped out an entire town, and the deadly box jellyfish sting. People survived these events and Lauren Tarshis wrote about them. Interesting and engaging facts.
Carolanne wollin
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing true stories. I have always said true stories are scarier than fictional ones.
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
THIS BOOK IS THE BEST!!! It puts you on the edge of your seat hearing what happened to these people. It also is a really good book for people who like history.
Feb 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone who likes nonfiction
Recommended to Maggie by: My Brother
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May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is one of the book clubs book and it is pretty good. Some parts are also really gross.
Kim Hampton
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
True stories about kids who survived terrifying attacks.
Blake Bogacki
Jan 02, 2019 rated it liked it
I loved that it was so many stories in one
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a good nonfiction version of the I Survived series!
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My son and I read this. We learned about events and places we had never heard of.
Feb 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Very scary
Brittany LeSueur
May 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
My boys (7&5) LOVED this book. They wouldn't let me put it down. I really enjoyed the stories in it as well.
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adventure
Since I love sharks this book was perfect for me. IT IS A AMAZING BOOK THAT REALLY GRASPED MY ATTENTION.
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book made me more aware of my surroundings for sure
Stephanie Little
Jul 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Another recommendation from my nephew...I learned a lot!
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I read this book with my ten year old, and I think I learned as much as she did. These were fascinating stories from history presented in an engaging manner.
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
My students have been really enjoying these so I gave them a try. Really great non fiction. I learned quite a bit as well!
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One day a girl wen't swimming in a lake connected to the ocean . But that day it will change her life forever for she didn't know she wasn't alone in the lake she felt a burning sensation in her foot then she realized she was getting stung by a box jellyfish! Will she survive to pass her story on or die.Find out when you read the book .I suggest this book to anyone who loves or likes action .Book review by Julian
Dec 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
The book begins talking about someone that had been on a beach swimming and gotten attacked by a shark. It also has multiple beginnings do to the multiple stories that are in the book. These stories are all about nature, like the volcano, box jellyfish and fires. The multiple storylines are very interesting and makes sure you never get bored. If you ever get tired of one of the stories you can just skip it and read it later. All of the stories also have facts about other similar disasters. This ...more
Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lauren Tarshis has assembled a second set of true stories based on her research for the best-selling "I Survived" historical fiction series. These four accounts cover the shark attacks of 1916, the Peshtigo Fire of 1871, The eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815, and a box jellyfish attack in 2009. Each encounter with a deadly facet of nature is centered around a young person and is based on carefully researched facts found in historical records (diaries, interviews, news coverage, etc.). I especial ...more
Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Has anyone ever been almost eaten by a shark? Or snowing in the middle of the summer!? How about a fire destroying the whole city? Or surviving three box jellyfish stings!? Well, this was true. I Survived Nature attacks is about a kid almost being eaten by shark, to a girl being stung by a box jelly. This will horrify the reader. Rachel couldn't breathe after she was stung. It is very dramatic. Joseph was in famine, because mount Tombora erupted, and it started to snow where he lived. It is full ...more
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