The Kids' Guide to Titanic

The Kids' Guide to Titanic

by Sean Stewart Price
     
 

The great ship Titanic sank in 1912. Today people are still fascinated by its doomed voyage. Discover why the Titanic's legacy lives on with an inside look at the ship, including its design, the people it carried, and a detailed timeline of how the tragedy unfolded.

Overview

The great ship Titanic sank in 1912. Today people are still fascinated by its doomed voyage. Discover why the Titanic's legacy lives on with an inside look at the ship, including its design, the people it carried, and a detailed timeline of how the tragedy unfolded.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Justina Engebretson
Known as the "unsinkable" ship, Titanic was an awe-inspiring sight in her day, but no one that set sail on her maiden and sole voyage would have ever guessed the fatal legend she would become. Today, the world is still in awe of her tragic end, and this awe has inspired many motion pictures and novels. With this chapter book, another addition to the "Kids' Guide" series, elementary students obtain a brief but concise overview of the ship's design and the events that led to its disaster. Also included is a brief description of some of the more famous passengers aboard, and readers learn who they were and whether they survived. Other interesting facts include such things as the history behind the word "Titanic," the price of a first class ticket, and the shipping laws that have changed as a result of this tragedy. A timeline of the events from the start of the voyage to the rescue of the survivors is provided, along with a glossary of terms used throughout the book. For those interested in reading more about the Titanic, a list of print and Internet sites is provided. This book is not a one-stop, in-depth research manual to the Titanic, but it is an engaging resource that may inspire children to search for further information. Reviewer: Justina Engebretson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429676618
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Series:
Capstone Kids' Guides
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
IG790L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Sean Stewart Price has written more than 50 books for children and teenagers, and his biography "Front Page Lives: Benazir Bhutto" garnered a starred review from Booklist. He has edited nine books for teachers and contributed to numerous text books and reference works. A former managing editor of "Junior Scholastic" magazine in New York, Price has written articles for publications such as "National Geographic Kids" and "The New York Times Upfront". He lives with his family in Alabama.

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