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I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (edition 2010)

by Lauren Tarshis (Author), Scott Dawson (Illustrator)

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Title:I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912
Authors:Lauren Tarshis (Author)
Other authors:Scott Dawson (Illustrator)
Info:Scholastic Paperbacks (2010), Edition: Not Indicated, 112 pages
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Tags:historical fiction, Titanic

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I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis

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I love every book in the "I Survived" series by Lauren Tarshis, but this one is my favorite! There is so much children's literature about the sinking of the Titanic, but this one seems to be a perfect blend historical facts about the ship and fictional adventure story. The young character, George, likes to explore on his own and doesn't always obey the directions of his Aunt. One day when he ventures too far, he finds himself in trouble which of course turns into much more trouble as the ship begins to sink. ( )
  Brianna.Andrea | Feb 21, 2019 |
There seems to be a consensus amongst writers as to what HAS to be in a book about the Titanic:
There HAS to be a scene where the protagonist talks with Mr. Andrews.
There HAS to be a scene in which someone points out that there aren't enough lifeboats (despite Titanic exceeding requirements of the time and so who the hell would notice?)
There HAS to be a scene in the storage hold.
There HAS to be a scene of a poor, beleaguered first-class passenger getting trapped behind the steerage gates.
In other words, Tarshis treads no new water and simply rehashes everything done in every other Titanic book. ( )
  benuathanasia | Apr 17, 2018 |
This book tells the fictional story of a young boy who survives the true event of the sinking Titanic. As he adventures through the ship and feels ship hit the iceberg, the author tells the survival of the main character as he jumps in the water and paddles until he reaches the safety of a rescue ship.
  mmcgowan | Apr 5, 2018 |
This book is about a young boy named George and his adventures when sailing on the Titanic. George is a survivor of the Titanic although he was not allowed on a life boats. With the help of his friend Marco, he was able to stay alive once the boat had sunk. The story was engaging and really explained the details of the sinking of the Titanic, while using a fake character. It was engaging, descriptive and exciting. This book is a fiction book, and the main message is to stay calm and strong in times of trouble. George faces a terrifying ship wreck, but continues to work hard and stay brave. By doing this, he was able to escape from the disaster and survive. ( )
  KathrynSacha | Mar 12, 2018 |
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George considers himself quite lucky to be aboard the greatest ship ever built. He is traveling with his sister and aunt back to his father in America. He has spent as much time as he can exploring the magnificent ocean liner. But when the ship hits an iceberg, will his knowledge of the Titanic’s secrets be enough to save him and his family?
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Lauren Tarshis tells a believable tale of extravagance and heartbreak aboard the mighty Titanic. As George explores the ship, readers get a feel for what all classes of passengers experienced. Then, as the drama unfolds, Tarshis’ foreshadowing comes to a head with a trail of lemon drops. At 96 pages, 3rd and 4th graders will find this book attractive for both content and length. Older students and reluctant readers will enjoy its connection to an event that shook the world.
Curriculum Connection
There is a great opportunity here to use a fictional work with factual information, in a unit about the Titanic itself or Social Studies in general. Students can better understand the horror of the Titanic by reading a plausible account from within it. ( )
  smoel14 | Apr 9, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0545206944, Mass Market Paperback)

The most terrifying events in history are brought vividly to life in this new fictional series! In book 1, ten-year-old George is trapped on the Titanic -- how will he survive?

Ten-year-old George Calder can't believe his luck -- he and his little sister, Phoebe, are on the famous Titanic, crossing the ocean with their Aunt Daisy. The ship is full of exciting places to explore, but when George ventures into the first class storage cabin, a terrible boom shakes the entire boat. Suddenly, water is everywhere, and George's life changes forever.

Lauren Tarshis brings history's most exciting and terrifying events to life in this new fictional series. Readers will be transported by stories of amazing kids and how they survived!

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Excited to board the Titanic with his aunt and little sister, ten-year-old George begins to explore the ill-fated ship's first-class storage cabin when the ship is rocked by a collision with an iceberg and begins to sink.

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