I Survived Graphic Novels #1-4: A Graphix Collection
Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338787917 Mixed media product
Pages | 6.113" x 9.116" | Ages 8 to 12
With text adapted by Georgia Ball and art by Haus Studio, Álvaro Sarraseca, and Corey Egbert, these graphic novels combine historical facts with high-action storytelling that's sure to keep any reader turning the pages. Each book includes a nonfiction section at the back with facts and photos about the real-life event.
The set is perfect for I Survived fans as well as any reader interested in stories of disaster and survival, or who wants an action-packed experience of the events that have shaped history.
This set includes:
I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (I Survived Graphic Novel #1): George Calder must be the luckiest kid alive he and his little sister, Phoebe, are sailing with their aunt on the Titanic, the greatest ship ever built! But one night while George is off exploring, a terrible boom shakes the entire boat. George has always gotten out of trouble before. Can he survive this nightmare?
I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 (I Survived Graphic Novel #2): Chet Roscow is finally feeling at home in his uncle's little New Jersey town. He has three new friends, and they love cooling off in the creek on hot summer days. One afternoon, Chet spots a gray fin in the creek, but it must be his imagination It's impossible he's about to come face-to-face with a killer shark... right?
I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 (I Survived Graphic Novel #3): It's been years since the Nazis invaded Max Rosen's home country of Poland. All the Jewish people, including Max's family, have been forced to live in a ghetto. One day, Max and his sister, Zena, make a daring escape into the nearby forest, where they are rescued by Jewish resistance fighters. But soon, grenades are falling all around them. Can Max and Zena survive the fallout of the Nazi invasion?
I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001 (I Survived Graphic Novel #4): Hoping to get some advice from his firefighter uncle, eleven-year-old Lucas skips school one beautiful September morning and takes the train into Manhattan. But just as Lucas arrives at his the firehouse, everything changes and nothing will ever be the same again.
Raves & reviews:
Praise for I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (I Survived Graphic Novel #1):
"The first installment of Tarshis' sprawling prose disaster oeuvre for young readers is reimagined in visually interesting full-color comic panels that support its recognizable thrilling pace and convenient twists. Many of the most exciting scenes are largely wordless, spotlighting the propulsive action amid growing tensions. A fresh and interesting adaptation, making for an easy crowd pleaser." — Kirkus Reviews
"The original I Survived series already has lots of appeal for emerging readers, but this graphic adaptation of Tarshis' novel not only stays incredibly true to the original story but now provides another format in which to enjoy this high-interest and easily accessible piece of historical fiction. The illustrations nicely complement the plot-driven tone and softly show the historical horror appropriately for a young audience without minimalizing its tragedy... Readers will be poring over the pages to see what happens next, even if they're already familiar with the story." — Booklist
"Dark, subdued, inky art sets a somber tone, while a parade of mostly small panels builds suspense and promises to engage readers." — School Library Journal