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I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916

I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916

ISBN: 054520688X

Title: I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916

Author: Lauren Tarshis

KDL Description:

In July, 1916, Chet Roscow is fascinated by news accounts of the great white shark said to be attacking people along the New Jersey shore not far from his home, but when he goes swimming in Matawan Creek he discovers the truth of the stories.

Amazon Description:

Based on true events! It’s the summer of 1916 and the Jersey shore is being terrorized by a Great White shark. Can 10-year-old Chet and his friends survive a swim in the local creek?

In the summer of 1916, ten year-old Chet Roscow is captivated by the local news: A great white shark has been attacking and killing people up and down the Atlantic coast, not far from Chet’s hometown of Springfield, New Jersey.

Then one day, swimming with his friends, Chet sees something in the water …