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Overboard

Overboard

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by Steve Brezenoff
     
 

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With Titanic already sinking, Tucker and Maya are frantic to get back to 1912. The two friends travel back to 1912 one last time and join the survivors in the lifeboats as they wait and hope for a rescue. In a twist of fate, their final interaction with Liam teaches them a piece of their own history as well.

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With Titanic already sinking, Tucker and Maya are frantic to get back to 1912. The two friends travel back to 1912 one last time and join the survivors in the lifeboats as they wait and hope for a rescue. In a twist of fate, their final interaction with Liam teaches them a piece of their own history as well.

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Children's Literature - Keri Collins Lewis
Since Maya and Tucker are supposed to be locked in a conference room, they could not explain how they got soaking wet, and Maya hadn't just lost her cell phone, she had dropped it in the bottom of a lifeboat 100 years in the past. Their parents are furious, and the kids are grounded. In the final installment of the "Return to the Titanic" series, Maya and Tucker have one last chance to save Liam. They overcome the obstacles of being separated from each other and kept away from the museum. They return to the very lifeboat they had jumped out of before, much to the confusion of the passengers and Nurse Jessop. Sadly, they return just in time to watch in horror as the Titanic breaks in pieces and plunges into the Atlantic Ocean's frigid waters. With heroic effort and help from compassionate crew members, Tucker and Maya are able to pull Liam aboard, but his parents are lost. Together, the children endure the aftermath of the event, from their rescue by the R.M.S. Carpathia to their voyage to New York. As Liam meets his aunt for the first time, Tucker finally realizes why Liam seems so familiar and why he felt so driven to rescue him. Brezenoff wraps up his four-volume series with the same deft balancing of fact and fiction that made the story so intriguing from the beginning. Believable characters and fast action allow young readers to maintain the suspension of disbelief required for a time-travel tale. The emotional aspects of the story are handled well without being overdone. As in previous volumes, historical information is included at the end of the book. Reviewer: Keri Collins Lewis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434239129
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
02/01/2012
Series:
Return to Titanic
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,029,172
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
600L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author


Steve Brezenoff is the author ofmore than fiftymiddle-grade chapter books, includingthe Field Trip Mysteries series, the Ravens Pass series of thrillers, and the Return to Titanic series. In his spare time, he enjoys video games, cycling, and cooking. Steve lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Beth, and their son and daughter.

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Overboard 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awsome recommended for ages 7&up really good facts on the titanic and it feels like the real thing AWSOMEEEE!
InTheBookcase More than 1 year ago
After finishing book #4 in the Return to Titanic series, I can happily and fully say that I enjoyed these wonderful books. Steve Brezenoff has written a great account of the epic shipwreck, fitting in lots of details that young readers will latch onto and remember about the RMS Titanic. I love the futuristic twist these books have, because the modern-day kids go back in time 100 years to the time of Titanic's maiden voyage (I think this is what really sells the history to youngsters). This last book chronicled the actual sinking of the ship well. So many accurate facts were included about the lifeboats, rescue and the final disembarkation.  Definitely a great series! Recommended for ages 8-11.