Air Raid- Pearl Harbor! By: Theodore Taylor Owen Kuhn Reading-Roche 6th 5/11/12
BiographyTheodore Taylor was born in NorthCarolina. He began his writing careerwhen he was only thirteen years old.He also had many other jobs likemerchant seamen and adocumentary filmmaker. He is stillalive and now lives near the ocean inLaguna beach in California.
SummaryOn December 7 1942, Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese. They sentspy planes. Soon they came bombing Pearl Harbor and destroying the airfieldsso we couldnt get into the planes. They caught us off guard we knew Japaneseplanes were coming but they left came back and caught us when we were notpaying attention. This is a day the world will remember for ever. Later in thebook they took down The USS Arizona about 1,177 lost their lives on when theArizona was sunk. Later after a hard fought war the second wave came in. Readthe book for the ending.
CharactersGeneralissimo Chiang Kia-shek- He was the leader of Japan when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.Franklin D. Roosevelt- was president at the time when Pearl Harbor began.Frank Knox- he was U.S. secretary of the navy at the time.Henry Stimson- Secretary of the war during the pearl Harborbombing.
Plot Diagram Climax-when is when it was in the middle of the battle when there were submarines and battle ships involved. Rising Action-The rising action was when the first plane that came to Falling Action- when the Arizona destroy Pearl Harbor. This leads up to was sunk by japan because 1,177 the climax. soldiers lost there lives.Introduction- On December 7, 1942 Japan sent Conclusion- When the second wavean attack on Pearl Harbor. They wanted to came in and attacked the japan andcontrol the whole Pacific Ocean so the only way when the ships went away and whento do that was to take down Pearl Harbor and the were counting the bodiesmake it a Japanese base.
vocabImfamy-pg170-A shameful,criminal, or outrageous actbaton-pg138-A hollow rod of wood,paper, or plastic.Corridors-pg143-A hall or passageinto which several rooms.Memorandum-pg67-A record orwritten statement of something.Departure-pg72-An act or instanceof departing.
The Movie Ken Watanabe as Generalissimo Chiang Kia-Franklin D. Roosevelt shek.as himself. Matt Damon Ashton as Henry Kutcher as Stimson. Frank Knox.
Songs The song I would put into a movie would be There you’ll be. I put this song because it was in the movie Pearl Harbor and I thought that there couldn’t be a better song.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_HYgc_FfDc
Rating I rated this book four out of five stars because there was a lot of action and it was fast paste. I also love books on history and wars because itinterests me so much on all that has happened before I was born. And so that I know what the soldiers did for our country.
Other TitlesSome other books that remind me ofthis was Chasing Abrahams Killer.Because it was a historic time for theU.S. and this is the same it is also ahistoric time on our history.