It's 1944 and 11-year-old Max Rosen and his younger sister Zena are on the run from Nazi soldiers. After they are forced into a ghetto and their father is taken by soldiers in the middle of the night, the children aren't sure who they can turn to so they run away to the forest, where they are sure they will be safe. But when war pushes out across the land, the children find themselves in danger with explosions and fighting practically in their lap. Can Max protect himself and his sister and survive the fallout of the Nazi invasion? A fictionalized story based on a true event.
In one of the darkest periods in history, one boy struggles to survive...
In this gripping new addition to the bestselling I SURVIVED series, a young Jewish boy escapes the ghetto and finds a group of resistance fighters in the forests of Poland. Does he have what it takes to survive the Nazis -- and fight back?
Lauren Tarshis is the editor of Scholastic's Storyworks magazine and group editorial director for language arts for Scholastic classroom magazines, in addition to being the author of the I Survived series and the critically acclaimed novels Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree and Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell in Love. She lives in Westport, Connecticut, and can be found online at www.laurentarshis.com.
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"…Informative and breathlessly paced." --KIRKUS REVIEWS
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:
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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