On Board the Titanic: What It Was Like When the Great Liner Sankby Shelley Tanaka, Ken Marschall (Illustrator)
The story of the Titanic told through the eyes of two young survivors. Full-color illustrations with detailed diagrams and rare photographs convey a wealth of information to complement this gripping true story.
Gr 3-6- Shelley Tanaka's fictionalized account (Hyperion, 1996) of the sinking of the Titanic is told from the point of view of Jack Thayer, a 17-year-old passenger who survived, and the ship's assistant wireless operator, Harold Bride. With succinct detail, Jack describes his observations of the events of the fateful night without overwhelming listeners. The narration closes with an insightful summary of facts and statistics about the Titanic . Terry Bregy ably provides an even, low-key narration. Make sure to pair the audio version with the book so listeners can see the vivid paintings, drawing, and diagrams.-Karen T. Bilton, Mary Jacobs Library, Rocky Hill, NJ
Meet the Author
Shelley Tanaka is an award-winning children’s book author and editor. She is the author of Amelia Earhart and Mummies: The Newest, Coolest & Creepiest from Around the World, as well as several other books in the I Was There series. She lives in Kingston, Ontario. Ken Marschall is a maritime artist and the illustrator of The Discovery of the Titanic and The Discovery of the Bismarck. He lives in Redondo Beach, California.
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