Lauren Tarshis
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Lauren Tarshis

Lauren Tarshis often wonders how she came to spend most of her waking moments thinking about disasters, as the author of the children's historical fiction series "I Survived." Each book takes readers into the heart of history's most thrilling and terrifying events, including the sinking of the Titanic, the Shark Attacks of 1916, Hurricane Katrina, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the San Francisco earthquake, 9/11, the Battle of Gettysburg and many more.
Lauren conducts extensive research to bring her topics to life. She has traveled to most of the locations where her books are set. Her goal is to open readers' eyes to new chapters in history and to inspire them with stories of hope and resilience.

Lauren is also the author of the the award-winning Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree, and is the editor of Storyworks Magazine.

For more information about Lauren, go to www.LaurenTarshis.com
To learn more about Storyworks, www.scholastic.com/storyworks
And check out the I Survived Website: www.Scholastic.com/ISurvived

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    • I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967

    • I Survived, Book 17
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    • I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912

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    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    • By Emily June Davie on 01-11-17

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    • I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916

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    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    • I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011

    • I Survived, Book 8
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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    Eleven-year-old Japanese American Owen has been in Japan for his sixth-grade year. By March he finally feels like he's getting the hang of the new culture....

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    • By Meg Walsh on 02-24-17

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    • I Survived the Children's Blizzard, 1888

    • I Survived, Book 16
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
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    The Schoolhouse Blizzard, also known as the Children's Blizzard or the Great Blizzard of 1888 caught people completely by surprise and resulted in 235 fatalities, including several children in one-room schoolhouses....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Tracy G on 09-17-18

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    • I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011

    • I Survived, Book 12
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: Thérèse Plummer
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    A catastrophic tornado struck Joplin, Missouri, in 2011. It was part of a larger tornado outbreak in the spring of that year and reached a maximum width of nearly one mile during its path....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Anonymous User on 09-28-17

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    • I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944

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    In this gripping new addition to the best-selling I Survived series, a young Jewish boy joins the resistance "partisan" fighters outside the Warsaw ghetto....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Kindle Customer on 11-29-18

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    • I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941

    • I Survived, Book 4
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
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    Seventy years later, Pearl Harbor comes to life for a new generation of readers!....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great voices

    • By amazon customer on 09-29-17

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    • I Survived the American Revolution, 1776

    • I Survived, Book 15
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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    The battlefield was soaked in blood. Screams of injured soldiers rang through the air. Eleven-year-old Nathaniel Knox knelt behind a rock, his gun clutched in his shaking hands....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cool,intoresting.

    • By Megamom on 03-08-18

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    • I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001

    • I Survived, Book 6
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    • Narrated by: Rachel Fulginiti
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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    It's a bright, beautiful day in New York. But just as Lucas arrives at his uncle's firehouse, everything changes - and nothing will ever be the same again....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By 2766 on 12-02-17

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