I Escaped The World's Deadliest Shark Attack (Paperback)

I Escaped The World's Deadliest Shark Attack By Scott Peters, Ellie Crowe Cover Image

I Escaped The World's Deadliest Shark Attack (Paperback)


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Josh, a 16-year-old sailor and baseball fan, bravely battles sharks and massive waves after a WWII torpedo sinks the USS Indianapolis battleship.

From multi-award-winning Ellie Crowe and Scott Peters comes a gripping survival story for kids age 9-12, based on true events.

Josh, a 16-year-old baseball player from San Antonio, Texas, is elated to be serving as a WW2 sailor on the powerful USS Indianapolis. However, in the middle of the night, a Japanese torpedo strikes the battleship, tearing it in half. Josh is thrown from the deck and plunged into the ocean's murky depths. Clinging to his life vest, he witnesses the battleship's descent into the abyss. Josh is a brave kid but he's no swimmer-he's way out of his element. Soon, hungry sharks begin to circle and his worst nightmare becomes a reality. With no lifeboat or food in sight, how long can he survive? Every hour is a battle, and if he loses hope, he'll never make it home. Can Josh survive the worst naval disaster in U.S. history?

This is the 3rd children's book in the I Escaped Series about brave boys and girls who face real-world challenges and find ways to escape disaster. Follow these inspiring kids while they brainstorm, help others, and hone their problem-solving skills.

The short chapters make for easy wins, and Josh's gripping situation keeps even reluctant readers turning pages just to find out what's going to happen next.

Great for kids book clubs and classrooms-a study guide is available at scottpetersbooks.com/downloads/worksheets


  • Contains a bonus fact section about sharks, the battleship USS Indianapolis, and more
  • Black and white illustrations bring each chapter to life
  • Real survivor quotes and photos are included

It's the parent-approved Survival Series that celebrates the awesome history of us

Collect the whole I Escaped Series

"a must for every reading list"

An adrenaline-charged, nonstop action adventure tale of values and courage.

Can Josh survive disaster? Read it and find out

Product Details ISBN: 9781951019075
ISBN-10: 1951019075
Publisher: Best Day Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 28th, 2019
Pages: 112
Language: English