March 28, 2012

New Titanic Book!

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Titanic facts

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!

If you’re obsessed and want to read more about the disaster, check out some more books about the Titanic.

—Jen, Scholastic Booktalker

  1. SingSational

    same here but somebody said it was good but all those people died and that’s not good its a very sad thing

  2. emma

    i think the titanic and many people died and it was very sad and tragic. i wish that it never happened.

  3. lucas

    First the bow went under. then the first smokestack(Funnel)fell. The stern rose 30-40feet above the water.The lights began to flicker.Then there was loud bellowing sound. Soon the deck began to crack. The lights went off.The second smokestack fell. The stern fell toward the water.The third and fourth smokestacks fell. The ship split. The bow was gone and the stern was facing the sky. Finally the stern went under. The R.M.S.Titanic was gone.

  4. magda

    I haven’t read it but it shows online and the person who read it only read 3 pages and i want to learn more abot this book

  5. magda

    I like this book because it’a great because I saw it online and it’ great and intrasting for kids

  6. Tigerbaseball239

    This book is amazing Its my favorite book the movie is awesome. Not that many people escaped the boat

  7. Tigerwhite418

    I am 8 years old and I watched the movie “TITANIC” (PG-13) on NETFLIX

  8. Skatermind11

    The Titanic is from the Blue Star Line. The cost was 500 million plus , the Titanic will be 56,000 gross register tons while the old one will be $46,000 gross register tons. This will be finished by 2016. They do not know it the titanic will be handled in sea by them.

  9. celebratingIsland34

    Titanic 2 is coming out in 2016 and they now have a theatre and a casino in titanic 2 and its made from blue star line instead of white star line i use to love titanic so much

  10. Skatermind11

    The ice burg hit the ship and the main 2 gate bullets got open then water poured threw the tube and froze the steel. When it melted the water came into the ship and flooded. In 2 hours it broke in half, and about another two hours for it to sink .The RMS rescued the passengers that were saved which were about 705 were rescued, 1,80 were on the boats but 45 minutes later when the RMS came only about 705 survived. One of the ship’s legacies was that she had too few lifeboats to evacuate all those on board. The 20 lifeboats that she did carry could only take 1,178 people, even though there were about 2,223 on board. Titanic had a maximum capacity of 3,327 passengers and crew.

  11. Skatermind11

    I think the Titanic was cool, but it was over for us humans we couldn’t control this big ship. So we need better help with this kind of stuff. I hope in the future there will be a boat like the Titanic.

  12. Lucas

    Now I know what happened….. the iceberg bent the metal. It hit the iceberg so hard that the screws and bolts broke.

  13. cryable

    I really feel sorry for them people who was on the boat kids die and baby’s and partner and I have watch the movie and every time you will cry.

  14. platinumdragon

    This sounds like a very interesting and amazing book. I would like to read it one day!

  15. Brook

    I LLLOOVVVEEE the Titanic! It is awsome to read about.I still cant belive it really happened

  16. kiristana

    this book seems like a good book and it is a good book i always loved books that are like this i always wnted to know whow the titanic sunk and this book is just one of the best books ever made

  17. Dimond

    My class at school is crazy for the titanic. We all love the history of the ship and the bravery of all the passengers. But the movie isnt that historically accurate. I wish they would write a documentary of the ship. I would pay money to see that!!!!!:)

  18. Edgar

    I now a LOT about the Titanic.I can say that this book is a masterpeice.I would read this book a hundred times!

  19. HappyLadybug21

    I love the Titanic!! I saw the movie in 3D and it was amazing!♥ It was a sad thing to remember! I always cry at the end when Rose has to let go! :’( My middle name is Rose because my sister got so in ♥ with the movie she aasked my mom and mom approved! SO FASINATING!

  20. booklover

    i really like the titanic and heard lots of facts and there boring but you make it less boring i hope you can one day write a comment on me. for now thats all!

  21. metropolislolsome1

    Did you now about 30,000 people were killed on that ship.The people who were alive was 2,037 people.

  22. katie

    I’ve always been interested in the sinking of the Titanic and ever since I saw the movie it was my favorite movie ever!

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  24. orangecheeseburger

    I have always seen Titanic very interesting so that book would be a maybe. I never seen the movie but I am looking into it. How is the movie? Please let me know.

  25. DOGART527

    I saw the Titanic in 3D it was great when the Titanic sank i cried for 5 minutes but my mom cried more than me!It was about a old lady that was the rich and pretty women that fell in love with the man that had blond hair.

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  27. ipodeating3

    The Titanic is a very sad movie I wish they knew what happen before the ship sank! lots of people deid! i wish it never happen or they did knew what will happen before it did happen. My favorite part in the story was when the guy was looking for the girl when the ship started to sink!!

  28. jadegray23

    The Titanic is a very sad movie and a horribal tragic.The Titanic does have many interesting facts though.I would like to learn more about the Titanic because it is just so interesting!

  29. baseballbaseball283

    Titantic is my favorite book.I think the book is sad and interesting.I think the book is interesting because of the history.

  30. Shoretiger1

    The titanic looks like a really great movie.It’s really sad for all those people who died in 3rd class.I think the men whose stayed on board are great,if they were here today I would tell them your family and friends must be proud of you.

  31. >Aggressive*Juno*3<

    (back to beautiful)
    The TITANIC started sinking at 11:40 on the dot. It took 2 hours and 30 minutes to sink. Personally since I did the math (probably incorrect)but I think it stopped sinking to the ocean floor at 2:10. Please correct me if i got the end of the sinking wrong. LOL I think I did.

  32. bluemellow5

    the titanic movie was really good but it was also sad at the same was good because it told a true story about a ship that really sunk.and it was sad because all of those people that were on the titanic died because of the ship sinking.that is why i think the movie was good and sad.

  33. Dancingbulldog52

    Titanic is a really sad movie but at the same time it was great.I feel the same way with the book but it got boring after a while.Also three days ago was the 100th anniversary of the Titanic

  34. hockeykitten5

    i liked the movie titanic but i like learning facts about the titanic more. i look forward to reading a book about the titanic.

  35. orangeathletic6

    I love the movie! I saw it in 3D at the movie theater and it was great! I wish it did not sink!

  36. angeldusk24

    i think titantic is amazing. the book is sooo cool and i can’t wait to watch the movie. WOW!!!

  37. arundhati

    It’s an amazing movie.
    kate winslet has done a superb job.
    From now she is my favourite actress.

  38. magic

    how is the titanic book? is it awesome or the opposite of it?
    i would read it because its kinda interesting. but for one people say the titanic dont sink but it sank when it the iceberg. so the titanic is sinkable then.

  39. angelbirl99

    this book is awsome and my opinion is i think you should read it because this is an important part in history and its something you should learn and + you might even learn in school and you will know.

  40. 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. :)

  41. 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. ;-)

  42. 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

  43. 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!

  44. TurquisePanda37

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

  45. 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.

  46. Jill

    I dont think i would ever go on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean after i heard about this!

  47. 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.

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