June 23, 2010

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic

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Isurvived_titanic Hello and welcome to Scholastic Booktalks where we recommend brand new Scholastic books that we think you will love. Today’s booktalk: I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis.

Ten-year-old George Calder is the luckiest boy alive. He and his eight-year-old sister, Phoebe, have just spent two months with their aunt in England. And now they all get to travel back to New York on a boat. And not just any boat — the Titanic!

In 1912, the Titanic was the largest and most beautiful ship in the world. It had a swimming pool, three dining rooms and could hold over 2,000 people. And what luck that George and his family were going to be on the Titanic for its very first voyage!

After it departs for the United States, George starts exploring the ship and quickly finds ways to get into trouble. When he learns that there might be a mummy on board, he can’t help himself. He has to find the mummy and see it for himself. But while down in the storage area, George is rattled by loud noises and then, silence. After running upstairs, he discovers that the Titanic hit an iceberg.

At first it’s funny. Everyone is joking and laughing and throwing ice balls at each other! But soon it becomes apparent that the ship is sinking. And with only 16 lifeboats, there is no way that everybody on the ship will be saved.
After George’s sister goes missing, he and his aunt run around the ship trying to find her. Will they be able to reach Phoebe in time, or will she sink along with the Titanic?

Check out the first book in a new I Survived series called I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912.

— Jen, Scholastic Booktalker

  1. LOLA1234

    the book is nothing like the movie don’t be fooled!! but it is a great book i just finished reading it!!!!! whoever hasn’t read it u MUST read it. this series is the best one that i’ve read so far. when u read this book it feels like ur really there!!!! BEST SERIES EVER!!!!!!!!!!:)


    The series sounds pretty cool,I might read it some day.I reeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllyyyyyy like the titanic, I went to the titanic exhibition in Melbourne!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. summereading6

    it sounds really mysterious and i would love to read about how it was back in those days

  4. Muleyi

    This book dosen’t sound interesting because it is fiction and dosen tell the story exactly how it really happened

  5. nelly2014

    too the one who is tryin to get you mom to let you see it! its a very good movie and probley one of the best ever made you will love it when you are aloud too see it!! i might read it if my library has it in!!

  6. emokid43

    I know i have already commented,but I want to. I am at my cousins house,and it’s really late,were soooooooo bored,maybe if i keep commenting i’ll fall asleep,he he LOL!!

  7. peachesandcream26

    Ergh. I am trying to get my mom to let me watch the actual movie, but it’s PG-13. Wa.

  8. AlanaD

    I haven’t read it but I kinda don’t plan to. I read the back and read random places but I just don’t think it’s my style! :(

  9. Super Ponage Soccer Star

    Think I’ll read it…. sounds really good. Only prob is the whole Titanic theme gives me the chills. Its such a sad ending to that story. Hopefully the book won’t be as sad :)

  10. SmileMonkey

    I heart the TITANIC!!!! It seems like the author put a little twist on the classic,but true, story of tragedy! Creativity rocks!!!!!

  11. Choko

    I haven’t read the book but, I’ve read other books about the Titic. I think it looks like a good book.

  12. Snaw

    This book reminds me of the Dear America book: Voyage on the Great Titanic. :D More-ove,r it sounds okay

  13. Jaskidnm

    It sounds cool! I’m a history buff, and like learning about the Titanic, so I’ll read it thanks!!!!

  14. I bumblebee

    Hey I’M NEW AND THID BOOK SOUNDS GREAT.I LOVE history stories.I’v never have seen the movie before.Don’t tell me what it is about!:)

  15. quiquip

    i think it will be a good book because i loved the movie titanic it will be so mysterious

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