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Titanic: Voices From the Disaster

by Deborah Hopkinson

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Tells the tale of the sinking of the Titanic using the narratives of the witnesses and survivors to the disaster.

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After reading The Watch that Ends the Night, my appetite was whetted for more Titanic info. This book takes a different approach, but is just as good. Again, this is geared toward kids, and really delves into detail, complete with pictures, diagrams and artifacts. Here all the accounts are nonfiction, but the book is constructed well and reads more like a story than a compendium. It also includes an epilogue on the finding of the Titanic in 1985 -- bringing the tale into more modern times. A lengthy section in the back includes a glossary, historical documents, statistics, and web links to survivor interviews, so worth it to keep reading after the "story" is finished. The overall sense of heartbreak is conveyed well, especially through the element of timing, though it is not a depressing read, just a poignant one. So many "if onlys!" This is a Caudill nominee for 2016 and would do well to win. ( )
  CarrieWuj | Oct 24, 2020 |
  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
I enjoyed this book as it follows the vivid true stories of passengers on the fateful voyage of the Titanic. The passengers whose stories are told range from the wealthiest to the poorest. It gives a look at the class separation of the times. This book includes many black and white photographic images of the passengers and the ship--inside and outside. It also includes tables and diagrams with detailed statistics of the ship's construction and cargo which could be useful in studying engineering and physics in a science class. The book also includes details of what might have caused this state of the art unsinkable ship to sink. While there have been many stories told about this disaster, this book paints a picture like none other of what went into the ship's construction and just why it seemed so sophisticated at the time. This would be a great book for middle to high school classrooms to complete cross-curricula studies in history and science. ( )
  ldbecker | Feb 12, 2018 |
This book details the events of the sinking of the Titanic, from when it set sail til when it sank to the bottom of the ocean. The book includes many pictures from all over the ship, of passengers, and life vests. The book also includes letters from survivors of the shipwreck. The book is full of facts and details that help to bring the tragedy to life on the page.
  klamproe | Dec 2, 2017 |
This book is about a girl and a boy meeting for the first time on a ship and it was love at first sight. The ship hit a iceberg and it was downhill from that. I recommend this book for jr.high and above. (INFORMATIONAL TEXT) ( )
  VictoriaVivians | Jun 9, 2017 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Deborah Hopkinsonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Altschuler, PeterNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bramhall, MarkNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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