The Japanese Tsunami, 2011 (I Survived)

Author(s): Lauren Tarshis

Child Novel

Visiting his dad's hometown in Japan, Ben Kudo saw the huge wave coming as he stood on the street. 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?


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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 REVIEWSPraise for I SURVIVED THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC, 1912: "The fast pace and intrinsically fascinating disaster story will keep readers turning the pages." --KIRKUS REVIEWSPraise for I SURVIVED THE SHARK ATTACKS OF 1916: "This is a gripping story that will hold the interest of reluctant readers." --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNALPraise 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

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

General Fields

  • : 9780545459372
  • : Scholastic, Incorporated
  • : Scholastic
  • : 0.091
  • : August 2013
  • : 188mm X 132mm X 10mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lauren Tarshis
  • : Paperback
  • : 2018
  • : English
  • : [Fic]
  • : 112
  • : black & white illustrations