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Tanaka, Shelley

Works: 99 works in 358 publications in 5 languages and 25,914 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Biography  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Creator
Classifications: D767.92, 567.9
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Publications about Shelley Tanaka
Publications by Shelley Tanaka
Most widely held works about Shelley Tanaka
Most widely held works by Shelley Tanaka
On board the Titanic : what it was like when the great liner sank by Shelley Tanaka( Book )
30 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,903 libraries worldwide
Seventeen-year-old Jack Thayer explores the Titanic and forms a brief friendship with another passenger before experiencing the wreck of the giant ocean liner
Buried in ice by Owen Beattie( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,572 libraries worldwide
Probes the tragic and mysterious fate of Sir John Franklin's failed expedition to find the Northwest Passage in 1845
Attack on Pearl Harbor : the true story of the day America entered World War II by Shelley Tanaka( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,485 libraries worldwide
Traces events leading up to and resulting from the December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on American battleships at Pearl Harbor, which brought the United States into World War II
Graveyards of the dinosaurs : what it's like to discover prehistoric creatures by Shelley Tanaka( Book )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,224 libraries worldwide
Discusses the work of paleontologists who have found dinosaur bones and fossils in Canada, Argentina, and the Gobi Desert
New dinos : the latest finds! The coolest dinosaur discoveries! by Shelley Tanaka( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,180 libraries worldwide
Describes some of the newly discovered dinosaurs and what paleontologists have learned about these prehistoric creatures in recent years
Mummies : the newest, coolest & creepiest from around the world by Shelley Tanaka( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,151 libraries worldwide
Presents an overview of mummies from around the world, discussing their discoveries, the methods used to create them, and their possible significance for the cultures in which they lived
The secrets of Vesuvius by Sara Louise Clark Bisel( Book )
16 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 1,113 libraries worldwide
By "reading" the bones of people killed in the town of Herculaneum by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, an anthropologist reconstructs their lives
Amelia Earhart : the legend of the lost aviator by Shelley Tanaka( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,111 libraries worldwide
Ever since Amelia Earhart and her plane disappeared on July 2, 1937, people have wanted to know more about this remarkable woman. Amelia Earhart follows the charismatic aviator from her first sight of an airplane at the age of ten to the last radio transmission she made before she vanished. Illustrated with original artworks, contemporary photographs, quotes, and details, this is a great introduction to the famous pilot
Secrets of the mummies : uncovering the bodies of ancient Egyptians by Shelley Tanaka( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 985 libraries worldwide
Describes the ancient Egyptian practice of preserving the dead through the process of mummification and explains what scientists have learned from unwrapping and examining mummies
The disaster of the Hindenburg : the last flight of the greatest airship ever built by Shelley Tanaka( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and German and held by 967 libraries worldwide
Describes the last voyage of the zeppelin, or airship, Hindenburg, which crashed in flames on a New Jersey airfield in 1937, and examines some possible causes for the disaster
The buried city of Pompeii : what it was like when Vesuvius exploded by Shelley Tanaka( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 928 libraries worldwide
Uses a fictionalized account of the life of the steward of an important estate to describe the ancient Italian city of Pompeii and what happened to it during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D
In the time of knights : the real-life history of history's greatest knight by Shelley Tanaka( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 845 libraries worldwide
Follows the career of medieval knight William Marshal from his rigorous training to his tournaments and Crusade battles, and provides information on weaponry, castle life, and the political and religious background of his era
The lost temple of the Aztecs : what it was like when the Spaniards invaded Mexico by Shelley Tanaka( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 810 libraries worldwide
Uses the discovery of the temple in Mexico City, what was the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, to introduce the story of the Spanish conquest of Moctezuma and his empire in the sixteenth century
Discovering the Iceman : what was it like to find a 5,300-year-old mummy? by Shelley Tanaka( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 711 libraries worldwide
Recounts the discovery and examination of a 5,300-year-old man whose remains were found by hikers in the Alps in 1991 and explores how this discovery provides clues about the everyday life of our ancestors
Naptime by Iris de Moüy( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 656 libraries worldwide
Overview: All of the animals in the jungle are grumpy - no, they will not take a nap! But one little girl may know just what to do to make sure these creatures can get some much-needed shut-eye. The crocodile and hippo insist that naps are for babies, the ostrich hides its head in the sand, and the hyena simply laughs at the suggestion. But the cranky expressions on the animals' faces give them away - these grouchy beasts are all in serious need of a nap! Fortunately for these sleepy creatures, a little girl appears who knows the secret to a good snooze: first close one eye, then close the other one. And, just like that, all of the animals are out like a light. It's naptime in the jungle!
Footnotes : dancing the world's best-loved ballets by Frank Augustyn( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 654 libraries worldwide
" ... a behind-the-scenes look at seven classic ballets and the men and women who have danced them."
Climate change by Shelley Tanaka( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 643 libraries worldwide
An overview of global warming
The Alamo : surrounded and outnumbered, they chose to make a defiant last stand by Shelley Tanaka( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 622 libraries worldwide
Provides a short history of the siege of the Alamo
Earthquake! : on a peaceful spring morning disaster strikes San Francisco by Shelley Tanaka( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 576 libraries worldwide
On the early morning of April 19, 1906, the city of San Francisco was struck by a devastating earthquake that crumpled buildings, cracked water mains, broke gas pipes, and sent kerosene lamps flying. Fires quickly engulfed most of the city, leaving exhausted civilians to fight the flames with well water, sewer water, and old rags. Despite valiant rescue efforts, estimates place the death toll at around 3,000. Using never-before-published survivor narratives and informational sidebars, Earthquake! reveals the full story of one of the greatest disasters in American history
Broken memory : a novel of Rwanda by Élisabeth Combres( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 543 libraries worldwide
Hiding behind a chair, five-year-old Emma can't see her mother being murdered, but she hears everything. When the assassins finally leave, the terrified girl stumbles away from the scene, motivated only by the memory of her mother's last words: "You must not die, Emma!" Eventually, Emma is taken in by an old Hutu woman who risks her own life to hide the child. A quiet bond grows between the two, but long after the war ends, Emma is still haunted by nightmares. When the country establishes gacaca courts to allow victims to face their tormentors, Emma is uneasy and afraid. But through her growing friendship with a young torture victim and the encouragement of an old man charged with helping child survivors, Emma finds the courage to begin the long journey to healing. Moments of grace and tenderness illuminate this spare, sensitive novel, which tells the story of the 1994 attacks in an age-appropriate manner
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Alternative Names
Shelley Tanaka Canadian children's writer and book editor
Tanaka, Shelley
Tanaka, Shelley June
Tanaka, Shelley June, 1950-
Tanaka, Shelly
タナカ, シェリー
English (167)
German (9)
Japanese (2)
Spanish (2)
French (1)
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