I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011 (I Survived #8)

Series: I Survived

by Lauren Tarshis


Scholastic Paperbacks
September 2013


Fiction
Ages 7 – 10 . Grades 2 – 5

Lexile measure: 650L

DRA: 40

Guided Reading: R


Visiting his dad's hometown in Japan four months after his father's death would be hard enough for Ben. But one morning the pain turns to fear: first, a massive earthquake rocks the quiet coastal village, nearly toppling his uncle's house. Then the ocean waters rise and Ben and his family are swept away-and pulled apart-by a terrible tsunami.

Now Ben is alone, stranded in a strange country a million miles from home. Can he fight hard enough to survive one of the most epic disasters of all time?
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Lauren Tarshis

Lauren Tarshis's New York Times bestselling I Survived series tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength in the midst of unimaginable disasters and times of turmoil. Lauren has brought her signature warmth and exhaustive research to topics such as the battle of D-Day, the American Revolution, Hurricane Katrina, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and other world events. She lives in Connecticut with her family, and can be found online at laurentarshis.com.

SELECT REVIEWS:

  • Praise for I SURVIVED THE ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001:
    "[Tarshis] crafts a dramatic, emotionally intense tale that takes account of 9/11's physical and emotional costs -- short- and long-term -- while ending on an upward beat." --KIRKUS REVIEWS

    Praise for I SURVIVED THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC, 1912:
    "The fast pace and intrinsically fascinating disaster story will keep readers turning the pages." --KIRKUS REVIEWS

    Praise for I SURVIVED THE SHARK ATTACKS OF 1916:
    "This is a gripping story that will hold the interest of reluctant readers." --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

    Praise for I SURVIVED HURRICANE KATRINA, 2005:
    "Expressive illustrations capture the drama of the storm and its aftermath, but the book's real power comes from its exploration of what it means to be a hero." --BOOKLIST

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