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On Board the Titanic: What It Was Like When the Great Liner Sank (1996)

by Shelley Tanaka

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This book combines real information about the Titanic with the story of its sinking from the point of view of two real passengers-Jack Thayer and Harold McBride. Jack Thayer was a first-class passenger, and Harold McBride was a radio operator. As you read their stories, you want to keep reading to find out whether they survive. While this part is a fictional account, it is adapted from these two passengers' memories of the disaster.

The non-fiction part of the story gives context to the disaster and relies on historical research. This style helps children learn about what actually happened, but also understand the personal experiences of the people involved. Every page includes historic photos, diagrams by Jack McMaster, and detailed paintings by Ken Marschall. On one page readers can see a painting of the ship hitting the iceberg and a diagram showing where the iceberg damaged the ship.
  haworthkaren | Jul 16, 2018 |
A children's book that mixes non-fiction with a story to tell the familiar tale of the Titanic. It is written from the point of view of a teenage boy who was actually aboard the Titanic.
I didn't like that the book failed to specify what exactly about the character himself was real, and what was fiction.
However, this is an interesting book with illustrations and photos. ( )
1 vote joririchardson | Jan 20, 2010 |
Another excellent example of a book geared towards both teaching children about significant moments in history, and in exciting their thirst for knowledge. ( )
  savageknight | Oct 27, 2008 |
Cristian 3/18 returned
  fameame | Mar 18, 2008 |
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Seventeen-year-old Jack Thayer explores the Titanic and forms a brief friendship with another passenger before experiencing the wreck of the giant ocean liner.

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