I Survived True Stories: Five Epic Disasters

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Scholastic Incorporated, 2014 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 136 pages
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The New York Times bestselling I Survived series expands to include this thrilling nonfiction exploration of five true stories, from the Titanic to the Henryville Tornadoes.

I Survived is the New York Times bestselling historical fiction series that keeps readers on the edge of their seats. Now author Lauren Tarshis brings them 5 true stories in a narrative nonfiction companion that explores the real names behind history's greatest disasters. Including:

  • Into the Black Water: The Titanic, 1912
  • The Wave: The Japanese Tsunami, 2011
  • Out of the Tornado: Henryville, Indiana, 2013
  • The Great Molasses Flood of 1919
  • In the Path of the Avalanche!

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User Review  - benuathanasia - LibraryThing

It lacks the emotional investment of Tarshis's other stories, but overall the information was presented in an interesting way. Not bad, but not great either. Read full review

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User Review  - 4hounds - LibraryThing

Nice bits of history, and I learned new things (molasses flood - really?). It made me want to read more, and there's a nice bibliography to help with that. Read full review

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About the author (2014)

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. Lauren has brought her signature warmth and exhaustive research to topics such as the September 11 attacks, the destruction of Pompeii, Hurricane Katrina, and the bombing of Pearl Harbor, among others. She lives in Connecticut with her family, and can be found online at laurentarshis.com.