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I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944 Hardcover – January 29, 2019
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- Publisher : Scholastic Paperbacks; Library edition (January 29, 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 144 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1338317393
- ISBN-13 : 978-1338317398
- Reading age : 7 - 10 years
- Grade level : 2 - 5
- Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #486,120 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The stories are always about a kid (usually 11yo) who lives through historical disasters, and we learn about those disasters through his/her eyes.
The tales are well-written and include facts- as well as historical fiction to hold the audience’s attention.
They are exciting and sad; gripping and profound; tragic and heartwarming. You can always count on the main kid-character surviving...but not always the other people in the story.
Your child and you will certainly come away with the intended morals:
*War is Hell. (D day, Pearl Harbor, Gettysburg, American Revolution, Civil War etc)
*People can be evil: (Hitler, 9/11, maybe in a few years, Trump will be a subject of one of her books)
*The newest inventions aren’t always the best: (Titanic, Hindenburg)
Don’t turn your back on nature: (Tsunamis, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanoes, fires, floods)
Animals are wild; don’t turn your back on them either:: (sharks, grizzlies)
And molasses is...well. We are reading that one next.
Really can not recommend enough.
My dad was a member of the United States Army during the Cold War. In the mid to late 80's he served as a border patrol guard between East Germany and the west. Perhaps because of that, and my own resulting exposure to the horrors of World War II, I am passionate about WWII education. I selected this book for my 3-5 bookclub at the library where I work, sight unseen. I knew Tarshis would deliver. And she did!
By Chelsey K on January 29, 2019