I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011

I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011

Book - 2013
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Visiting his dad's hometown in Japan four months after his father's death would be hard enough for Ben. But one morning the pain turns to fear. First, a massive earthquake rocks the quiet coastal village, nearly toppling his uncle's house. Then the ocean waters rise and Ben and his family are swept away by a terrible tsunami. Now Ben is alone, stranded in a strange country a million miles from home. Can he fight hard enough to survive one of the most epic disasters of all time?
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, c2013.
ISBN: 9780545459372
Branch Call Number: [Fic]
Characteristics: 83 p. : ill., map ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Dawson, Scott
Alternative Title: Japanese tsunami, 2011.


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Feb 24, 2018

Written at the Junior High School level, it is a first-hand account of a boy, his brother and his cat surviving the horrible flood and devastation of a monster tsunami. Only 100 pages long, a twelve-year-old would have little trouble finishing the book and could easily identify with the terror the boy experienced.
However, for an adult reader, it lacks the adult vocabulary and perspective needed to make this more than a children’s book, despite the gravitas of the situation. I could not recommend this for adults to read about the 2011 disaster that struck Japan.

Dec 21, 2016

OMG!!! This was like the best book i have everrrrrrrr read! Would totally recommend to all ages!!!!!

orange_dolphin_185 May 27, 2014

These I Survive books are really wonderful but they can also be a bit scary because it all deals with things which really happened.

Nov 10, 2013

I bought it myself and I've got to say it's the best book in the series. Amazing book.


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Jan 13, 2015

KSol thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and under

orange_dolphin_185 May 27, 2014

orange_dolphin_185 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over


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orange_dolphin_185 May 27, 2014

This talks about a boy Ben who was separated from his family but then at the end he reunited with his familyThis Tsunami was one of the worst in the world .16000 died and at the time the book was written over 2500 people were missing.In the end Ben even gave up his food and water so other people would have it.


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orange_dolphin_185 May 27, 2014

The Japanese pride themselves on their gaman spirit.Which enabled the country to rebuild after this terrible event.


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