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Tanaka, Shelley

Overview
Works: 127 works in 455 publications in 5 languages and 25,646 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Fiction  Biography  Biographies  Pictorial works  Military history 
Roles: Author, Translator, Creator, Adapter
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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 )

33 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,810 WorldCat member 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 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grade level: 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 )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,442 WorldCat member 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 )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the work of paleontologists who have found dinosaur bones and fossils in Canada, Argentina, and the Gobi Desert
Amelia Earhart : the legend of the lost aviator by Shelley Tanaka( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member 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
New dinos : the latest finds! The coolest dinosaur discoveries! by Shelley Tanaka( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member 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 1,108 WorldCat member 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 )

18 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member 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
Secrets of the mummies : uncovering the bodies of ancient Egyptians by Shelley Tanaka( Book )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 978 WorldCat member 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 )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and German and held by 940 WorldCat member 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 )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member 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. The facts concerning the destruction of the city of Pompeii are told through the fictionalized account of one of its victims
In the time of knights : the real-life history of history's greatest knight by Shelley Tanaka( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member 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 )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member 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
Climate change by Shelley Tanaka( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of global warming
Discovering the Iceman : what was it like to find a 5,300-year-old mummy? by Shelley Tanaka( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member 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
Broken memory : a novel of Rwanda by Élisabeth Combres( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IRA Notable Books for a Global Society selection Hiding behind an armchair, five-year-old Emma does not witness the murder of her mother, but she hears everything. And when the assassins finally leave, the young Tutsi girl somehow manages to stumble 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. Emma stays with the old woman and a quiet bond forms between the two, but long after the war ends, the young girl is still haunted by nightmares. When the country establishes courts to allow victims to face their tormenters in their villages, Emma is uneasy and afraid. But through her growing friendship with a young torture victim and the gentle encouragement of an old man charged with helping child survivors, Emma finds the courage to return to the house where her mother was killed and begin the journey to healing
Footnotes : dancing the world's best-loved ballets by Frank Augustyn( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... a behind-the-scenes look at seven classic ballets and the men and women who have danced them."
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 594 WorldCat member 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 554 WorldCat member 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
D-Day : they fought to free Europe from Hitler's tyranny by Shelley Tanaka( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the Allied landing on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, from the point of view of four soldiers who were there
 
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On board the Titanic : what it was like when the great liner sank
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Buried in iceAttack on Pearl Harbor : the true story of the day America entered World War IIGraveyards of the dinosaurs : what it's like to discover prehistoric creaturesAmelia Earhart : the legend of the lost aviatorNew dinos : the latest finds! The coolest dinosaur discoveries!Mummies : the newest, coolest & creepiest from around the worldThe secrets of VesuviusSecrets of the mummies : uncovering the bodies of ancient Egyptians
Alternative Names
Shelley Tanaka Canadian children's writer and book editor

Tanaka, Shelley

Tanaka, Shelley June

Tanaka, Shelley June, 1950-

Tanaka, Shelly

다나카, 셸리 1950-

タナカ, シェリー

Languages
English (195)

German (14)

Japanese (2)

Spanish (2)

French (1)