Attack on Pearl Harbor by Shelley Tanaka audiobook

Attack on Pearl Harbor

By Shelley Tanaka
Read by Charles Carroll

Blackstone Publishing

I Was There Series

0.91 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781482981742

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    ISBN: 9781482152258

Early on the morning of December 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched a massive surprise attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Two brief and terrible hours later, much of the American fleet lay sunk or burning; 2,388 Americans were dead; and the United States and Japan were at war. Dozens of children witnessed this pivotal moment in history. And hundreds of young servicemen—both American and Japanese—came of age on this unforgettable day. Now, for the first time, their gripping eyewitness accounts are woven together in a powerful retelling of the events at Pearl Harbor. Award-winning author Shelley Tanaka re-creates every harrowing and heroic moment through the memories of young people who were actually there.

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Summary

Summary

Early on the morning of December 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched a massive surprise attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Two brief and terrible hours later, much of the American fleet lay sunk or burning; 2,388 Americans were dead; and the United States and Japan were at war. Dozens of children witnessed this pivotal moment in history. And hundreds of young servicemen—both American and Japanese—came of age on this unforgettable day. Now, for the first time, their gripping eyewitness accounts are woven together in a powerful retelling of the events at Pearl Harbor. Award-winning author Shelley Tanaka re-creates every harrowing and heroic moment through the memories of young people who were actually there.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“According to the author’s note ‘the text, including any dialogue,’ is based on first-person written accounts and on interviews. Although there is almost certainly some imaginative recreation here, the stories vividly convey a sense of what Pearl Harbor was like for these survivors.” Children’s Literature
“In the newest title in the excellent I Was There series, Tanaka reconstructs key events of the attack on Pearl Harbor, based on the harrowing, real-life experiences of four young men…The account is riveting. She includes plenty of sensory details and writes in a clipped, concise manner that clearly conveys the danger and frenzied pace of the events.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Shelley Tanaka

Author Bio: Shelley Tanaka

Shelley Tanaka is an award-winning children’s book author and editor. She is the author of Amelia Earhart and Mummies: The Newest, Coolest & Creepiest from Around the World, as well as several other books in the I Was There series. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 0.91
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English