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 World War II officially hits the United States. Does he have what it takes to find his way home in the midst of the bombs, the smoke, and the destruction of the day that will live in infamy?
Lauren Tarshis is the editor of Scholasticís Storyworks magazine, and the author of the I Survived series and the critically acclaimed novels Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree and Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell in Love. She lives in Westport, Connecticut and can be found online at www.laurentarshis.com.
From I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941
A Japanese plane was heading right toward him. Danny sprinted, peering over his shoulder as the plane flew closer. He could see into the cockpit. The pilot was glaring at him through his goggled eyes.
Rat, tat, tat, tat,
Rat, tat, tat, tat.
Machine gun fire!
Bullets hit the sand around Danny's bare feet.
Run! Danny told himself. Faster!
The roar of the plane got louder. Danny fell forward, smashing his face into the hard sand.
A thundering explosion shook the ground.
And then Danny couldn't hear anything at all.