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

by Lauren Tarshis (Author)

I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011 (I Survived #8)
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: I Survived
The disaster felt around the world . . .

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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Review quotes

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

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.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9780545459372
Lexile Measure
650L
Guided Reading Level
R
Publication date
August 20, 2013
Series
I Survived
Parents Choice Awards (Fall) (2008-Up)
Silver Medal Winner 2013 - 2013

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