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Title:Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady (Dear America)
Authors:Ellen Emerson White
Info:Scholastic Press (1998), Hardcover, 203 pages
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Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady: RMS Titanic, 1912 by Ellen Emerson White (1998)


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Summary: This book follows Margaret who is an orphan living in London. She is granted an opportunity to join a wealthy woman on the Titanic, and she accepts because she wants to travel to America to be reunited with her brother. Margaret doesn't fit in very well with her traveling companion and her friends and discovers that it is easier to talk to the people who work on the ship. Margaret tells us about the devastating events that unfolded when the ship began to sink, and her struggle to come to terms with her survival.

Reactions: The descriptions of day to day life on the ship were really interesting. I've often wondered what it would have been like to be on such an extravagant ship, and this book does a really good job of detailing that. Margaret is easy to relate to, and the small romantic plot between her and Robert is sweet and so sad.

Classroom Extensions: 1. Have the kids write a journal article pretending that they were invited on the Titanic, have them write their feelings and say what they think their favorite part of the ship would have been (if it wouldn't have ended the way it did)

2. Learn more about the Titanic ( )
  emcnally | Mar 22, 2016 |
I absolutely loved reading this book. I like the way it is written as though you are inside the persons head. You are able to see what is happening from Ann's point of view. I also loved the images from the Titanic and the timeline at the end to help me further understand the events that occurred. The message of this story is to not give up, keep going even though there might seem like there's no escape. ( )
  dvazqu2 | Oct 22, 2015 |
Margaret Ann Brady is embarking on a journey to America. She is an orphan and they take the Titanic to get there. Unfortunately, she is faced with many challenges to overcome. The Titanic does not make it to America because it sinks, but luckily Margaret is among the few survivors. Margaret is a fictional character, but the circumstance in this story are based on true events. The author did a great job with making the book intriguing and understandable to younger readers. I loved this book because of my love of history and I know students will find it a great read too! ( )
  SadieCooney | Feb 21, 2015 |
SUMMARY: This book tells the story of a young girl's voyage on the doomed ship known as "The Titanic."

REVIEW: This book is a great look into history, particularly the downfall of the infamous Titanic. It contains language and illustrations that are simple enough for children to understand, yet is also slightly challenging. The main message of this book is to keep going despite and challenges you might face in your lifetime. For example, main character is faced with a horrible disaster of her ship sinking at sea, but he keeps persevering in his newspaper business despite this. I believe that children will find this book a very interesting, thoughtful read. ( )
  amay3 | Dec 8, 2014 |
This is the diary of a young orphan girl who is given an opportunity to travel overboard on the Titanic.This book describes her experiences during the disaster.She is fortunate enough to survive with an another handfull of people. This is a tragic and moving story and I would recommend this book to upper primary kids who love realistic and historical books. ( )
  AnnMaryVincent | Mar 8, 2013 |
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I feel rather a fool writing down my thoughts, but this evening, Sister Catherine made the very firm suggestion that I start keeping a diary - and handed me a brand-new tablet from the supply closet for that very purpose.
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In her diary in 1912, thirteen-year-old Margaret Ann describes how she leaves her lonely life in a London orphanage to become a companion to a wealthy American woman, sails on the Titanic, and experiences its sinking.
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