Lauren Tarshis

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#13: I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937

The greatest flying machine ever built is about to crash…

For eleven year-old Hugo Ballard, flying on the Hindenburg is a dream come true. Hugo, his parents, and his four-year-old sister Gertie, are making the thrilling four thousand mile journey across the Atlantic in a zeppelin as big as the Titanic.

But as the zeppelin gets ready to land, a blast rocks the Hindenburg and fire consumes the ship.  The entire disaster lasts a mere thirty-two seconds, but in those few seconds, Hugo finds himself separated from his family and in a desperate race to escape the flames.  The Hindenburg is doomed.  And so, it seems, is Hugo.  Will he survive this historic disaster?