I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 (I Survived #13)
Hugo has spent most of the last year in Kenya while his parents, who are science professors, study lions in Thika Valley. However, their stay had been cut short. His sister is very sick, and the only way to get the medicine she needs is to journey back to America. Her circumstances require that they make the trip home quickly. His family purchases tickets on the Hindenburg, a Zeppelin that can make a journey across the ocean in just two and a half days. While his mom is nervous, Hugo knows that the Zeppelin has made many successful trips across the ocean, and his only real concern is his sister’s health. Things heat up on the journey as the family learns of a spy on board who is trying to bring German secrets back to America.
Tarshis does her homework well, creating another historical fiction story kids will really enjoy. Her story includes sub-plots relevant to the time frame, a bonus to readers only expecting a story about the downfall of a Zeppelin. She includes a brief summary of the event and facts, resources and a bibliography for readers who want to know more.