On December 7, 1941, the Japanese launched a completely unpredictable attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, right? Well, maybe that’s not quite the real truth. In this look at a historic event in U.S. history, Kate Messner describes the actions that led up to this infamous attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service and the warning signs that had prompted a number of American military experts to suggest that Pearl Harbor was a likely target. Sidebars, illustrations, photos, and graphic panels enhance the narrative to expose little-known truths about the attack and its aftermath. With an ability to explain complex issues in a way that young readers will understand, Messner has written an intriguing read that will encourage children to question and research all aspects of history.