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Story of the Titanic

Story of the Titanic

by Deborah Heiligman, James Watling, Deborah Hubgiman
     
 

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It was just past midnight on April 14, 1912, when the Titanic hit an iceberg. Water began gushing into the ship, and soon it would sink. This simple account of that tragic voyage is addressed to the youngest child who may have questions about the Titanic. The story includes details of the experience aboard the ship, as well as the recent discovery of

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It was just past midnight on April 14, 1912, when the Titanic hit an iceberg. Water began gushing into the ship, and soon it would sink. This simple account of that tragic voyage is addressed to the youngest child who may have questions about the Titanic. The story includes details of the experience aboard the ship, as well as the recent discovery of the wreck and its final resting-place.

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Children's Literature - Carolyn Mott Ford
This is a well-written account for young readers interested in the Titanic disaster. On the fateful April evening, the dessert was chocolate eclairs in first class and plum pudding or ice cream in second. The Titanic was as long as three football fields. The inclusion of such information enables kids to place themselves on the scene. The reasons for the magnitude of the disaster are explained. That all the lookouts up in the crow's nest were not provided with binoculars, there were not enough lifeboats available, a nearby ship did not respond to the SOS and passengers were complacent due to overconfidence in the ship were all factors that contributed to the disaster. The Titanic was considered unsinkable. So convinced of this were some of those on board that they chose to stay on the ship rather than take to the lifeboats. Many of the lifeboats were only half full when they were lowered into the water. The readers are assured that rules at sea have been changed so no other ship will suffer the fate of the Titanic, which still rests at the bottom of the sea. Part of the "Pictureback Series."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679988083
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/29/1998
Series:
Pictureback Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.23(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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