On May 6, 1937, the giant German airship the Hindenburg exploded in a ball of fire as it attempted to land at Lakehurst Navel Base in New Jersey. Of the 93 people on board, a remarkable 62 survived, including Werner Franz, the ship's 14-year-old cabin boy.
In Surviving the Hindenburg, writer Larry Verstrate recounts young Werner's story of the airship's final voyage. Through Werner's memories young readers will explore the inner workings of the giant airship, marvel at the breathtaking vistas from its observation windows, and hold their breath during Werner's terrifying escape from the fiery devastation.
"My mind didn't start working again until I was on the ground," Werner said, later. "Then I started running."
Captured in detailed, dramatic artwork, the story of the doomed airship comes alive for readers and history buffs of all ages.