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Author: Fullman, Joe
Publisher: Carlton Kids
Year Published: 2016
ISBN: 9781783121496
Grades: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Story of Titanic for Children, The

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“Astonishing little-known facts and details about the most famous ship in the world.”
The story of the Titanic continues to fascinate people of all ages even a hundred years after its sinking, despite bigger marine disasters.  The fact that it could have been prevented makes it all the more tragic.  Each two-page spread provides a unique look at some aspect of the story from its construction, power, facilities, as well as the death and destruction of some while others survived.
Each two-page spread includes text that varies in detail and reading level, captioned paragraphs, large background images, both photographic/digitally created, diagrams, historical photographs/documents/artifacts. The most memorable information are the personal accounts of specific people, from the crew to passengers, who went down or survived the shipwreck. These ‘life’ stories provide the greatest impact upon readers.  A short glossary and detailed index allow readers to find information quickly.  The title belies its audience, as it is well suited for grades 4-adult.   

This book will help update and replace well loved and worn out copies of the Titanic books in school libraries.

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