A Titanic Journey Across the Sea, 1912

A Titanic Journey Across the Sea, 1912

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by Laurie Lawlor
     
 

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They were sisters, yet strangers: realistic sixteen-year-old Alfreda Anderson and fanciful ten-year-old Erna, divided by hardship but united in the adventure of sailing to America. Alfreda dreamed of new beginnings, far from the drudgery of life with her aunt and uncle on a small island off the coast of Sweden, while Erna already missed her home and feared the

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They were sisters, yet strangers: realistic sixteen-year-old Alfreda Anderson and fanciful ten-year-old Erna, divided by hardship but united in the adventure of sailing to America. Alfreda dreamed of new beginnings, far from the drudgery of life with her aunt and uncle on a small island off the coast of Sweden, while Erna already missed her home and feared the journey to Chicago and the father they hadn't seen in years. Papa had sent tickets for Mother and their sick little brother, Karl, but only the girls would make the journey—on the splendid new ship Titanic.

As the sisters became friends, Alfreda felt they could conquer whatever challenge they met. Anything was possible—until the night of the iceberg. The night Titanic sailed into history and the two sisters met a destiny no one could have foretold...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671775599
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
11/01/2000
Series:
American Sisters Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 7.58(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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A Titanic Journey Across the Sea, 1912 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
InTheBookcase More than 1 year ago
When I requested this book from my local library, I was looking forward to it immensely: a story of Swedish sisters traveling on the Titanic in steerage. I thought it would shed new light on the subject. However, upon reading the first chapter, I already disapproved of young Alfreada's domineering spirit over her sister and mother. As if a girl of her age should boss her family around and jeer at her younger sibling. This displeasing attitude lingered through the entirety of the book, sadly. I also didn't enjoy the story as well as I could have because of a few wrong facts and historical inconsistencies concerning the RMS Titanic.  Perhaps it is just my preference, but the sinking of the ship (as told in the book) happened alarmingly fast -- I would have hoped to savor a bit more suspense in that part of the story just to bring forth more emotion in the tragic scene. Although not a bad thing, the book references to a "tomte" a mythical creature in Swedish culture. All in all, this is an "okay" book for children, but I regrettably don't recommend it.
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