Story of the Titanic

Story of the Titanic

by Steve Noon, DK Publishing
     
 

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2012 Marks the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic's Sinking!

This DK classic being brought back in print tells the story of the Titanic's fateful voyage through vivid original artwork.

Young readers will learn and discover how the ship was built and equipped, what kind of passengers and crew she carried, and what facilities she offered onboard.

Overview

2012 Marks the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic's Sinking!

This DK classic being brought back in print tells the story of the Titanic's fateful voyage through vivid original artwork.

Young readers will learn and discover how the ship was built and equipped, what kind of passengers and crew she carried, and what facilities she offered onboard. Learn how she struck an iceberg, why she sank so quickly, how many people were saved, and how many lives were lost.

  • Detailed double-page artwork with cutaway scenes tell the tragic story of the 'unsinkable' liner
  • Pictorial details and lively annotation give fascinating insight into the Titanic's construction and the daily life of its passengers and crew from the start of the maiden voyage to its sinking
  • Covers the official inquiries into the sinking, as well as the discovery of the wreck

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"(A) visual treasure trove of illustrations rich in details, cutaway views, and archival photos." – School Library Journal
Publishers Weekly
The oversize volume The Story of the Titanic by Eric Kentley opens with brief stories of actual passengers; icons assigned to each allow readers to "follow their different fates" as the tragic tale unfolds. Steve Noon's double-page illustrations offer cutaway views of the "Ship of Dreams" and its lavish interiors. Inset text provides a chronology of the events, from loading the ship to the final exodus. Back matter provides a follow-up history (including the individuals introduced at the beginning) as well as a glossary and index. ( Oct.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-8-This attractive, oversized book has those details and cross-sections readers have come to expect from DK, with the added bonus of a unique treatment-a search-and-find element. Each spread features one paragraph of text superimposed on a large, colorful drawing of the ill-fated luxury liner. The pictures detail the building of the ship through the rescue of its survivors. Borders contain facts and trivia and duplications of small scenes and figures from within each picture that readers can search for in the spread. Endnotes illustrated with black-and-white photos describe events and inquiries after April 15, 1911, and the fate of the few passengers introduced in the beginning of the book. This book will spend little time on the shelf.-Lynn Dye, Keheley Elementary School, Marietta, GA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756691714
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
02/20/2012
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
530,580
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
5 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Steve Noon has worked as an illustrator in many fields. The superb detail and technical brilliance of his illustration, combined with his long-standing interest in history, brought him commissions for two previous Dorling Kindersley books: Open House and A Street Through Time. The latter won Longman's prestigious History Book of the Year Prize in the History Today Awards 2000. Dr. Eric Kentley is currently assistant director at the Design Museum, London. Previously he was head of ship technology at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. During research for the museum's Wreck of the Titanic exhibition in 1995, he took part in an expedition to the site of the wreck and dived down to the Titanic wreck in a submersible. Eric Kentley is also the author of Dorling Kindersley's Explore the Titanic and Eyewitness Boat.

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