I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79 (I Survived #10)

Series: I Survived

by Lauren Tarshis


Scholastic Inc.
September 2014


Fiction
Ages 7 – 10 . Grades 2 – 5

Lexile measure: 700L

DRA: 40

Guided Reading: S


No one in the bustling city of Pompeii worries when the ground trembles beneath their feet. The beast under the mountain Vesuvius, high above the city, wakes up angry sometimes -- and always goes back to sleep.

But Marcus is afraid. He knows something is terribly wrong -- and his father, who trusts science more than mythical beasts, agrees. When Vesuvius explodes into a cloud of fiery ash and rocks fall from the sky like rain, will they have time to escape -- and survive the epic destruction of Pompeii?
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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 BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG, 1863
    ". . . Informative and breathlessly paced." --KIRKUS 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 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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