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Publication Order of I Survived Books

The Sinking Of The Titanic, 1912 (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shark Attacks Of 1916 (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hurricane Katrina, 2005 (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Attacks of September 11th, 2001 (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Japanese Tsunami, 2011 (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nazi Invasion, 1944 (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Destruction of Pompeii, 79 A.D. (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of I Survived True Stories Books

I Survived True Stories (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nature Attacks! (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Extreme Weather! (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tornado Terror (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

‘I Survived’ is a series of novels written by Lauren Tarshis. The books explore the most terrifying events in recorded history. However, they do so from the perspective of a young child, usually a boy. Tarshis aims to both entertain and educate young readers.

+The Story

It might come as a surprise to learn that the I Survived Series is historical fiction, mostly because they are written for children. That is probably the most remarkable aspect of these Lauren Tarshis novels, that they actually make an effort to delve into history even while appealing to the sensibilities of younger audiences.

The I Survived series explores the lives of young kids living through terrifying events. The books detail the experiences of these children, the tenacity that allows them to survive death and the manner in which their lives are permanently changed as a result of their ordeal.

Even though these books are written for children, the effort that goes into writing them shows, specifically the research Lauren does because she manifests an impressive ability to paint such vivid images of the historical events at the center of each book.

The novels are fictional in nature. Certainly, the backdrop is a true historical occurrence. But the central characters involved are the creation of Lauren Tarshis. And because Lauren is playing with fictional characters, she has more opportunities to explore those facets of each event that might have gone unrecorded.

The I Survived Series is perfect for young readers who love action and adventure. The books are also perfect for those individuals that are a little reluctant to read. The novels are short and simple reads that can easily lull unenthusiastic audiences into enjoying the tales they tell. That might explain why many schools have taken to adding the I Survived Series of novels to their curriculum.

There is no better method of sparking an interest in reading amongst young audiences.

The I Survived books tend to garner interest because they are so varied. In one novel, you will read about eleven-year-old Danny Crane fighting to survive the assault on Pearl Harbor back in 1941.

In another novel, you will follow young Barry and his family as they strive to live through the scourge of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, 2005. And in yet another novel, you might be surprised to read one boy’s journey during the Nazi Invasion of Poland in 1944.

The I Survived Series goes everywhere, from the Shark Attacks of 1916 to the Earthquakes of San Francisco, the Twin Tower Attacks, the Great Chicago fire and the Hindenburg Disaster to mention but a few.

These books have been deemed noteworthy for personal use and even class readings. They show young children the sort of resilience that can sometimes manifest amongst those who least expect it during times of trouble.

The books also allow readers to experience harrowing events in relatively safe environments.

+The Author

Lauren Tarshis is a children’s author best known for the ‘I Survived’ books. Lauren was born in 1963 in Albuquerque. The author’s hold to fame comes down to her passion for children’s literature as well as her interest in telling stories about resilient young people who have the mettle to survive seemingly insurmountable disasters.

When Lauren isn’t writing novels, she’s trying her hand at new things. This includes hiking and creating websites.

+The Sinking of the Titanic

Everyone knows that the Titanic sunk in 1912. It was a truly terrifying moment in history, one that saw the loss of many lives. One life that survived this catastrophe was that of George, a 10-year-old boy.

George had the misfortune of being stuck on the Titanic. Along with his little sister Phoebe, George thought he was the luckiest boy in the world to be sailing in the Titanic with their aunt. The future seemed like a hopeful place. There were so many places to explore, so many destinations to visit.

George’s optimism is cut short when his visit to a storage cabin is interrupted by a terrible boom. Then the water begins funneling in from somewhere and George finds himself at the center of an unfathomable occurrence. The Titanic is sinking and George must find a way to survive.

This book is short and, as such, should appeal to young readers, even those with low attention spans. The book will do a couple of things amongst young audiences. Some readers will fixate on the tragedy of the Titanic. And that speaks to Lauren Tarshis’ ability to tell a compelling story that draws readers into the fateful sinking of the Titanic, forcing them to sympathize with George as he fights his hardest to stay afloat and to escape his sinking vessel.

Other readers will appreciate all the new things they will learn from this book. Lauren Tarshis doesn’t reveal everything there is to know about the sinking of the Titanic. However, she provides enough morsels of information to leave readers asking questions.

This is why children reading this book would benefit from having a parent or guardian around to read with them, someone that can meet their curious nature with noteworthy answers.

Lauren should be commended for perfectly blending the educational aspects of this book with thrills and entertainment. Any other author might have turned this book into a lecture on history. Lauren, on the other hand, chooses to open this book with the conclusion of the story, showing readers the Titanic as it slips into the ocean. With her readers properly shocked by this heart-pounding occurrence, the story slips back some hours earlier, showing audiences how events played out.

+The Shark Attacks of 1916

When Chet Roscow catches wind of news about a Great White Shark that has taken to eating people along the Atlantic Coast, the ten-year-old doesn’t give it much thought. But then, he goes swimming with his friends one random day and comes face to face with a terrifying monster.

Chet and his friends must survive a Great White Shark.

The movie ‘Jaws’ was based on a shark attack that took place in 1916. The second book in the I Survived Series dips its toes into the same pool. People died in the original event. But because of the title of this series, this novel isn’t a telling of the bloody end Chet and his friends came to.

A fictional creation, Lauren Tarshis uses this book to reveal how Chet Roscow will survive his worst nightmare come to life.

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