March 28, 2012

New Titanic Book!

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Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson

When the RMS Titanic was built in the early 1900s, it was the largest and most beautiful ship in the whole world. The ship had first class restaurants, a gymnasium and gorgeous rooms for the wealthiest travelers. For those who didn’t have much money (known as second and third class passengers), the ship was a comfortable way to travel from Europe to America to see their friends and relatives. The builders of the Titanic spent years designing and creating the ship and thought it was unsinkable. When the boat left on its maiden voyage in April 1912, none of the passengers or crew members could have predicted that the Titanic would sink and become known as one of the biggest tragedies of our time.

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster, by Deborah Hopkinson, takes you on a journey from the very creation of the Titanic to the aftermath of its sinking. Through the eyes of crew members and passengers, you’ll learn what really happened on that fateful spring voyage. You will feel as though you are a passenger or a crew member on the ship when you look at the photographs, illustrations, and copies of the telegraphs.

What really happened on the night of April 15, 1912? Why did only 712 out of the 2,208 passengers get space on the lifeboats? How did the survivors stay alive on the lifeboats without any fresh water or food? Most importantly, what lessons did we learn after this tragedy, and how can we prevent it from happening again?

This book is the ultimate guide to the Titanic disaster that happened exactly 100 years ago. Prepare to go on a journey back to 1912 and learn more about the most famous boat in the world!

Read a Kid Reporter’s review of the book. And if you’re obsessed and want to read more about the disaster, check out some more books about the Titanic.

—Jen, Scholastic Booktalker

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  1. Dawn

    OMG!!!! I love the movie Titanic but it’s so totally annoying. I for one love Twilight. But, still Titanic is a good movie. Maybe, the book will be as good as the movie. But… I doubt it. Look for more of my comments on other posts and bye. P.S leonardo decaprio young was so cute. And comment on my comments. :)

  2. PianoGirl6

    I have a friend who is OBSESSED with the Titanic. I’m gonna suggest this book to her before she goes out and sees the movie in 3D. ;-)

  3. bluefangs77

    i want 2 watch the movie but books r so better even though u have pics and ation to see u can picture it in ur mind comment me back with is better the book or the movie. and it will be a vote

  4. gamedog37

    I am taking my girlfriend out to see Titanic in 3D on April 15th. She has never seen it before. The only reason I am nervous is because I might cry on her shoulder!

  5. TurquisePanda37

    I love anything about the titans. ’cause only 1 life boat came back for 4 more passenger. It sank at 2:20 AM

  6. runninghamster4

    the titanic books are the best i cant believe that it is the 100th anniversary i also like the movie.I really feel bad for the people that was on the ship i really wish they didn’t have to be on the boat.

  7. J

    I just can’t help it. I cry for like 15 minutes once I watch the movie. It is so sad! My brother isn’t even emotional. I don’t even see one tear drop from his eye!
    It is so sad.