Sinking of the Titanic

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What happened the night the Titanic sank? How many people were saved? How many lost their lives? Read this true story of Titanic's tragic voyage to find answers to these questions and more!

With action-packed artwork and easy-to-read text, Graphic History will excite even your most reluctant and struggling readers. Plus, each title includes appropriate, educational content aligned to national curriculum standards.

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Overview

What happened the night the Titanic sank? How many people were saved? How many lost their lives? Read this true story of Titanic's tragic voyage to find answers to these questions and more!

With action-packed artwork and easy-to-read text, Graphic History will excite even your most reluctant and struggling readers. Plus, each title includes appropriate, educational content aligned to national curriculum standards.

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA
This Graphic Library: History series puts a new twist on an old idea. Each slim volume presents an event in history in full-color comic format. The text is simple as is the flow of the graphic format. In The Sinking of the Titanic, facts such as the vessel The Californian being ten miles away are included, but the decision to carry fewer lifeboats to create deck space is not. Each volume includes a set of further facts at the end as well as suggestions for further reading and suggested Internet sites. Overall the full color is appealing. The concern is that the covers have the look of "schoolbooks" created for research in school libraries, which will limit interest for older students. The length allows for little detail, making the titles good for introduction into a topic, but interested teens will need to search out better resources. Even the illustrations seem young. Perhaps the best use will be for limited English learners and younger teens who have severe reading difficulties. (Graphic Library: History). VOYA CODES: 3Q 2P M G (Readable without serious defects; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Graphic Novel Format). 2005, Capstone, 32p.; Glossary. Index. Illus. Biblio., PLB . Ages 11 to 14.
—Mary Ann Harlan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781406214376
  • Publisher: Raintree Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/28/2011
  • Lexile: GN550L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Matt Doeden is a freelance author and editor from Minnesota. He’s written numerous children’s books on sports, music, current events, the military, extreme survival, and much more. His books Sandy Koufax (Twenty-First Century Books, 2006) and Tom Brady: Unlikely Champion (Twenty-First Century Books, 2011) were Junior Library Guild selections. Doeden began his career as a sports writer before turning to publishing. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and two children.
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