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Children's Nonfiction General

Attack on Pearl Harbor

by (author) Shelley Tanaka

illustrated by David Craig

Scholastic Inc
Initial publish date
Nov 2002
General, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2002
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Eleven-year-old Peter Nottage watched in amazement as a group of Japanese fighter planes swooped down on his Hawaiian home, spraying machine gun fire across the water. Bombs fell from the sky, signaling that war had been declared. Here are the gripping eyewitness accounts, woven together in this powerful retelling of the events at Pearl Harbor.

About the authors

SHELLEY TANAKA is an award-winning author, translator and editor. She has written more than twenty books for children and young adults, winning the Orbis Pictus Award, the Mr. Christie’s Book Award, the Science in Society Book Award and the Information Book Award, and she has twice been nominated for the Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis. Other honors include Texas Blue Bonnet runner-up, School Library Journal Best Books, ALA Notables and IRA Young Adults’ Choice. Her translation of Michel Noel’s Good for Nothing won the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People and was on the IBBY Honor List (Commended). Shelley teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts, in the MFA Program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.


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Dr. David Craig is an international expert in undercover operations and lie-detection techniques. He has conducted extensive international research in undercover programs in the United States (FBI, DEA, U.S. Customs), Canada (RCMP), the United Kingdom (Scotland Yard, National and Scottish Crime Squad), and the Netherlands (politie). He lives in Brisbane, Australia, with his wife and four children.

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  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year

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