Titanic

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A meticulously reconstructed adventure of a legendary journey.

The doomed maiden voyage of the Titanic nearly a hundred years ago affected all levels of society.

Titanic is a large-format, fully illustrated, hands-on expedition through the ship itself. It tells the story of the sailing experience and the tragic end. The text is written from ...

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Overview

A meticulously reconstructed adventure of a legendary journey.

The doomed maiden voyage of the Titanic nearly a hundred years ago affected all levels of society.

Titanic is a large-format, fully illustrated, hands-on expedition through the ship itself. It tells the story of the sailing experience and the tragic end. The text is written from the viewpoint of a journalist narrator on board for the maiden voyage.

Throughout the book, this story comes to life with precise reproductions of printed items from the period, such as:

  • Tickets
  • Postcards
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Telegrams
  • Official technical data
  • Envelopes and letters
  • Certificate of seaworthiness
    ... and more.

The narrator journalist visits every area of the ship, describing little-known facts and revealing details often missed. For example, not everyone knows that the Titanic's fourth funnel was only a hollow fake intended solely to make the ship look bigger and appear faster.

The journalist's tour leads to the bridge just when disaster strikes. Then the tone changes from simple wonder to growing horror. The narrator's imaginary account is combined with actual eyewitness accounts of the sinking, including those by surviving children. The aftermath of the tragedy that took 1,500 lives is covered and includes the reports and inquiries of the official investigation.

Titanic is a richly detailed and dramatic interactive experience for readers of all ages.

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Editorial Reviews

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The book offers many interesting facts about the ship, the people who were sailing on it, the sinking and the rescue efforts... The text in the book is quite accessible for the elementary student and yet will appeal to an older audience as well... I would recommend this book for use in school and public libraries as well as in personal collections.

— Victoria Pennell

The Lethbridge Herald
The various illustrations and facts are brought together by an interesting and lively text.... This is a well-designed book with an interesting story, many facts and great illustrations.

— Richard Chase, Lethbridge Children's Literacy Roun

Metrokids Delaware (Philadelphia)
Titanic by Jim Pipe has the premise that a journalist if aboard to record the first voyage, making it very informative about all aspects of the ship.

— Frank Lipsius

Family Motor Coaching
Brings the intrigue of the ship's doomed voyage to life.... Guests and older children love it, too... an entertaining alternative to cards and board games.

— Janet Groene

Burnaby Now
A big, beautiful book ... The saga becomes real with weather reports, the accounts of the wreck, and newspaper articles of the day.

— Annie Boulanger

The Chronicle Herald (Halifax)
Written as a first-person account by a fictitious travel writer, this Titanic gives readers a real sense of what it was like on the ship.

— Deborah Wiles

Canadian Materials
[Titanic] is information-rich but entirely digestible. Perhaps the highest praise I have to give is sthat I got a real sense of being on the ship, caught up in all of the excitement and opulence of the mainden voyage. Yet, before long, I also caught a sense of the drama and tragedy that soon unfolded. This is an engaging read and, while there are now many books about the Titanic, this will be a worthwhile addition to a family's Titanic collection.

— Gregory Bryan

Home and School News
The story is told in this beautifully designed and illustrated new book guaranteed to fascinatre young readers -- and their parents too.

— Carole Ohlin

Metro (Toronto)
Packed with reproductions of tickets, menus, telegrams and more, Titanic is a treat for those fascinated by the doomed vessel.

— Jonathan P. Kuehlein

The Magazine (J/YA)
Keeps the memories of that fateful event alive with incredible detail... An engrossing and revealing read.
The Toronto Star (Metro Edition)
The ultimate book for kids into the Titanic story. This book tells the true tale bout this huge passenger ship that wasn't supposed to sink -- but did. For readers 8 and up.

— Pippa Wysong

Dig Magazine (J/YA)
Titanic is a fascinating read.... Written in the first person, it details, to the minute, life onboard ship, from its departure to its last moments.
Home and School News - Carole Ohlin
The story is told in this beautifully designed and illustrated new book guaranteed to fascinatre young readers — and their parents too.
Metro (Toronto) - Jonathan P. Kuehlein
Packed with reproductions of tickets, menus, telegrams and more, Titanic is a treat for those fascinated by the doomed vessel.
Resource Links - Victoria Pennell
The book offers many interesting facts about the ship, the people who were sailing on it, the sinking and the rescue efforts... The text in the book is quite accessible for the elementary student and yet will appeal to an older audience as well... I would recommend this book for use in school and public libraries as well as in personal collections.
Burnaby Now - Annie Boulanger
A big, beautiful book ... The saga becomes real with weather reports, the accounts of the wreck, and newspaper articles of the day.
The Lethbridge Herald - Richard Chase
The various illustrations and facts are brought together by an interesting and lively text.... This is a well-designed book with an interesting story, many facts and great illustrations.
Metrokids Delaware (Philadelphia) - Frank Lipsius
Titanic by Jim Pipe has the premise that a journalist if aboard to record the first voyage, making it very informative about all aspects of the ship.
Family Motor Coaching - Janet Groene
Brings the intrigue of the ship's doomed voyage to life.... Guests and older children love it, too... an entertaining alternative to cards and board games.
The Chronicle Herald (Halifax) - Deborah Wiles
Written as a first-person account by a fictitious travel writer, this Titanic gives readers a real sense of what it was like on the ship.
Canadian Materials - Gregory Bryan
[Titanic] is information-rich but entirely digestible. Perhaps the highest praise I have to give is sthat I got a real sense of being on the ship, caught up in all of the excitement and opulence of the mainden voyage. Yet, before long, I also caught a sense of the drama and tragedy that soon unfolded. This is an engaging read and, while there are now many books about the Titanic, this will be a worthwhile addition to a family's Titanic collection.
The Toronto Star (Metro Edition) - Pippa Wysong
The ultimate book for kids into the Titanic story. This book tells the true tale bout this huge passenger ship that wasn't supposed to sink — but did. For readers 8 and up.
The Chronicle Herald (Halifax) - Deborah Wiles
Written as a first-person account by a fictitious travel writer, this Titanic gives readers a real sense of what it was like on the ship.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554073030
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/13/2007
  • Pages: 28
  • Sales rank: 469,375
  • Age range: 10 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 12.00 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Pipe has written numerous non-fiction books for children, many on historical subjects. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.

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