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The Resource The Hindenburg disaster, 1937, by Lauren Tarshis ; illustrated by Scott Dawson

The Hindenburg disaster, 1937, by Lauren Tarshis ; illustrated by Scott Dawson

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The Hindenburg disaster, 1937
Title
The Hindenburg disaster, 1937
Statement of responsibility
by Lauren Tarshis ; illustrated by Scott Dawson
Title variation
I survived the Hindenburg disaster, 1937
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Author
Illustrator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For eleven year-old Hugo Ballard, flying on the Hindenburg is a dream come true. Hugo, his parents, and his four-year-old sister Gertie, are making the thrilling four thousand mile journey across the Atlantic in a zeppelin as big as the Titanic. But as the zeppelin gets ready to land, a blast rocks the Hindenburg and fire consumes the ship. The entire disaster lasts a mere thirty-two seconds, but in those few seconds, Hugo finds himself separated from his family and in a desperate race to escape the flames. The Hindenburg is doomed. And so, it seems, is Hugo. Will he survive this historic disaster?
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Review
Grades 3-5 The latest entry in the I Survived series finds 11-year-old Hugo, his family, and a spy aboard the ill-fated Hindenburg on its final journey. Boarding in Frankfurt on the way home from a long stay in Kenya, Hugo is impressed by the craft’s size, its smooth flight, and its luxury. A friendly fellow passenger introduces him to her father, Mr. Merrick, who works for the Hindenburg’s owners and conducts a tour of the huge vessel. The trip turns out to be anything but routine as Hugo discovers that Mr. Merrick is the quarry of a spy-hunting Nazi officer; thunderstorms over the U.S. coast cause delays; and, of course, a sudden, massive conflagration sends Hugo frantically leaping for the ground amid showers of burning wreckage, not knowing whether his family has survived. Occasional spot art supplements the famous photo of the Hindenburg in flames, and the author closes with a historical summary and additional resources on the zeppelin’s structure, its career, and how its catastrophic destruction changed the history of air travel. -- Peters, John (Reviewed 4/1/2016) (Booklist, vol 112, number 15)
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10469156
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Tarshis, Lauren
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 4
  • 3-5
  • 700
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PZ7.T211115
LC item number
Ian 2016
Literary form
fiction
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  • 3
  • 5
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Dawson, Scott
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True
Series statement
I survived
Series volume
[#13]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hindenburg (Airship)
  • Aircraft accidents
  • Airships
  • Survival
  • Hindenburg (Airship)
  • Aircraft accidents
  • Airships
  • Survival
Target audience
primary
Label
The Hindenburg disaster, 1937, by Lauren Tarshis ; illustrated by Scott Dawson
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
91 pages, 16 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780545658508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)914596761
Label
The Hindenburg disaster, 1937, by Lauren Tarshis ; illustrated by Scott Dawson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
91 pages, 16 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780545658508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)914596761

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