Unsinkable (Titanic Series #1)

Unsinkable (Titanic Series #1)

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by Gordon Korman
     
 

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The ultimate action/adventure trilogy begins, with #1 bestselling author Gordon Korman plunging readers into the heart of the Titanic.

The Titanic is meant to be unsinkable, but as it begins its maiden voyage, there's plenty of danger waiting for four of its young passengers. Paddy is a stowaway, escaping a deadly past. Sophie's mother is delivered to the ship

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The ultimate action/adventure trilogy begins, with #1 bestselling author Gordon Korman plunging readers into the heart of the Titanic.

The Titanic is meant to be unsinkable, but as it begins its maiden voyage, there's plenty of danger waiting for four of its young passengers. Paddy is a stowaway, escaping a deadly past. Sophie's mother is delivered to the ship by police - after she and Sophie have been arrested. Juliana's father is an eccentric whose riches can barely hide his madness. And Alfie is hiding a secret that could get him kicked off the ship immediately.
The lives of these four passengers will be forever linked with the fate of Titanic. And the farther they get from shore, the more the danger looms. . . .

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Shirley Nelson
What do an orphaned pickpocket, the daughter of an earl, the daughter of a Suffragette, and a poor seaman's son have in common? They are all aboard the Titanic in 1912 as it makes its first and last transatlantic crossing. In Belfast, Ireland, fourteen year old pickpocket Paddy flees to the ship as he escapes the gangster who killed his friend Daniel and in desperation becomes a stowaway. Juliana Glamm is traveling to America with her thrill seeking father, the Earl of Glamford. Sophia and her mother have been expelled from London after the latest demonstration for women's votes. Searching for his father, Alfie lies about his age to become a steward. This unlikely quartet is brought together as they sail to America. This first book in a trilogy takes them through the first days of the voyage as they explore the fabulous ship and discover danger. Is Jack the Ripper aboard? How can they escape the gangster Kevin Gilhooley? This short, exciting read will entertain young readers who will want to read the rest of the trilogy. Reviewer: Shirley Nelson
School Library Journal
Gr 5–8—Circumstances bring four youths from different backgrounds together on the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic in the first title in a trilogy by Gordon Korman (Scholastic, 2011). Paddy is a stowaway, on the run from gangsters in Belfast. Sophie is the beleaguered daughter of a prominent American suffragette. Alfie has lied about his age in order to secure a job as a steward on the same ship where his father works. Juliana is on a business trip with her father, an eccentric English aristocrat with a gambling problem. The lives of the four become embroiled in adventure and mystery as the great ship embarks on its ill-fated voyage across the Atlantic. Michael Page delivers a strong performance, deftly shifting between characters, and giving each a unique voice by altering accent, pacing, and tone. From Paddy's Irish brogue to Sophie's American accent to Juliana's aristocratic tone and Alfie's working class voice, Page brings the characters to life. Listeners will eagerly await the next installment of this fast-paced story.—Amanda Raklovits, Champaign Public Library, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545123310
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2011
Series:
Titanic Series, #1
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
201,757
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
820L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Gordon Korman is the author of The 39 Clues Book 2: One False Note, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and The 39 Clues Book #8: The Emperor's Code. Gordon has written more than sixty books for kids and young adults, including Zoobreak, Swindle, and Son of the Mob, as well as the On the Run series and the Island, Everest, Dive, and Kidnapped trilogies. A native of Ontario, Canada, Korman now lives with his family in Long Island, New York.

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Unsinkable 4.4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 84 reviews.
Pam Fardink More than 1 year ago
Titanic Unsinkable is a really goooooooooood book and I really suggest you should read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book i thought wasnt gonna be good............. BUT IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!U
nored More than 1 year ago
This was my first book by this author and I enjoyed it. will buy more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I injoy reading about history and this is one of my favorite subjects to read about. To make it even more fun my great grandma was born 2 days after it sank.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am half way in the book and I love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is excellent. The only part that was the murdering but I still recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg i love titanic everyone needs to read it it was awsome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't finish the book but so far it is really good. I don't want to give too much away but daniel dies(i think)! Why does every character in a book that interest me die????!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! Gordon Korman has made another great book this time about the Titanic!
jwtbiker More than 1 year ago
I started this novel while waiting for others that I had put on hold at the library. The length was right for what I wanted. It was very easy to read and to keep track of the charachters. I was not aware that it is a series. Jim
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GOOD BOOK!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know whether to keep reading or not. I found the murder very unecessary and was very creeped out by the part with the teeth and earring. That's as far as I've gotten. Should I keep reading?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't listen to review number 27!!!!! It was a great book. Also #27 please work on your grammar, 3 page doesn't make sense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi guys I just started reading this book and I think its amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey guys i want to say that this is the best book ever!! Its so good that it makes you feel like your in the book. I have seen the movie which is AMAZING as well. I reccomend this book to anyone and everyone. Make sure you read it all the way through because this is NOT a waste if your time and money. A MILLOIN BILLION STARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this whole series is amazing. Their filled with drama and Gorden tells it like he was there,maybe he WAS!
chels97 More than 1 year ago
This Book Is Great! Chelsea Jeffers Titanic This book is about people getting on a boat but the boat hits an ice berg in the middle of the ocean. Some people made it out but some people did not make it. This is a really nice book because I’ve seen it and it’s really interesting it is somewhat said at the ending but it is a good book They’re a boat they called it the titantic. Everyone wanted to take a cruise on it because it was a beautiful boat, so there was this little group of people that got on the boat. The next day there was a big iceberg in the middle of the ocean the captian couldn’t get around it so it scrapted the side of the boat and there was a hole in the side water came in, and the boat started sinking everyone started jumping out and some people went under.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for all ages i highly recomend this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is realy good. I liked this book because it was very good anthe fact how Pats friend gets killed by a ganster. You have to give it up to Dan Korman with this book and the rest of the books. This book should be injoyed by both kids and auldts to P.S not the best speller
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IT IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS EVER MAKE SURE U READ THE OTHER TWO IN THE SERIES they are a little boring in the beginning but get interesting if you read them you wont regret it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love the titianic and i watched the movie like 1000 times
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very interesting. It takes the story of the Titanic and puts characters and a story in it. I would reccomend it to anybody around the age of 9+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book couldn't get any better!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have only read the preview butvIvthink this could be one of the best books I've every read!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever read this i gerintee you will not write i hate the book in the coments nonsincable wow