Lauren Tarshis's New York Times bestselling I Survived series takes on vivid life in this box set of four paperback graphic novel editions.
With text adapted by Georgia Ball and art by Haus Studio, Álvaro Sarraseca, and Corey Egbert, these graphic novels combine historical facts with high-action storytelling that's sure to keep any reader turning the pages. Each book includes a nonfiction section at the back with facts and photos about the real-life event. The set is perfect for I Survived fans as well as any reader interested in stories of disaster and survival, or who wants an action-packed experience of the events that have shaped history.
This set includes:
I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (I Survived Graphic Novel #1): George Calder must be the luckiest kid alive he and his little sister, Phoebe, are sailing with their aunt on the Titanic, the greatest ship ever built! But one night while George is off exploring, a terrible boom shakes the entire boat. George has always gotten out of trouble before. Can he survive this nightmare?
I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 (I Survived Graphic Novel #2): Chet Roscow is finally feeling at home in his uncle's little New Jersey town. He has three new friends, and they love cooling off in the creek on hot summer days. One afternoon, Chet spots a gray fin in the creek, but it must be his imagination It's impossible he's about to come face-to-face with a killer shark... right?
I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 (I Survived Graphic Novel #3): It's been years since the Nazis invaded Max Rosen's home country of Poland. All the Jewish people, including Max's fam-ily, have been forced to live in a ghetto. One day, Max and his sister, Zena, make a dar-ing escape into the nearby forest, where they are rescued by Jewish resistance fighters. But soon, grenades are falling all around them. Can Max and Zena survive the fallout of the Nazi invasion?
I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001 (I Survived Graphic Novel #4): Hoping to get some advice from his firefighter uncle, eleven-year-old Lucas skips school one beautiful September morning and takes the train into Manhattan. But just as Lucas arrives at his the firehouse, everything changes and nothing will ever be the same again.
Praise for I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (I Survived Graphic Novel #1):
The first installment of Tarshis' sprawling prose disaster oeuvre for young readers is reimagined in visually interesting full-color comic panels that support its recognizable thrilling pace and convenient twists. Many of the most exciting scenes are largely wordless, spotlighting the propulsive action amid growing tensions. A fresh and interesting adaptation, making for an easy crowd pleaser. — Kirkus Reviews
The original I Survived series already has lots of appeal for emerging readers, but this graphic adaptation of Tarshis' novel not only stays incredibly true to the original story but now provides another format in which to enjoy this high-interest and easily accessible piece of historical fiction. The illustrations nicely complement the plot-driven tone and softly show the historical horror appropriately for a young audience without minimalizing its tragedy... Readers will be poring over the pages to see what happens next, even if they're already familiar with the story. — Booklist
Dark, subdued, inky art sets a somber tone, while a parade of mostly small panels builds suspense and promises to engage readers. — School Library Journal
Praise for Lauren Tarshis's I Survived chapter books:
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:
A gripping story that will hold the interest of reluctant readers. — School Library Journal
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 American Revolution, 1776:
Tarshis successfully blends historical fact with an involving narrative. — School Library Journal
Praise for I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79:
Tarshis serves up another gripping adventure... with the light-speed pacing and death-defying maneuvering fans have come to expect. — Booklist
Praise for I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863:
Informative and breathlessly paced. — 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