Escaping Titanic: A Young Girl's True Story of Survival

Escaping Titanic: A Young Girl's True Story of Survival

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Overview

Commemorate the Titanic's disastrous voyage with this harrowing tale of survival. Follow the true story of young Ruth Elizabeth Becker as her awe of the mighty Titanic turns into horror when she is separated from her mother and siblings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781404872356
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 02/01/2012
Series: NA
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 591,489
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: 710L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

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Escaping Titanic: A Young Girl's True Story of Survival 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JeneenNammar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
2nd to 5th grade. Escaping Titanic will inspire emerging readers to persevere in order to find out what happens to the main character. A biography, this level 3 early reader is a true story about how one teenager survived the Titanic. Ruth Becker was only 12 years old and traveling with her mother and two smaller siblings. The book is told from a limited omniscient perspective in that we only know what the character knows in the moment. In the beginning of the book Ruth and her siblings enjoy finding their room and exploring the ship. Then one night the steward opens their cabin door and we begin to follow the characters through the well known last terrible events on the Titanic. Lorbiecki paces the story well and develops Ruth's character so that readers will empathize with her such as when she is divided from her family while boarding lifeboats or how she aids the row man. Kory S. Heinzen's computer illustrations pair nicely with Ruth's story with their sepia tones, expressive faces, and dramatic perspectives. It would work well with reluctant readers as well. This book is recommended to public and elementary library collections. It will be a hit with kids devouring as much as they can of books on the Titanic.
JanaRose1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ruth, along with her mother and sister were on the ill-fated maiden voyage of the Titanic. Ruth, separated from her mother and sister, ended up on a lifeboat watching as the Titanic sunk and listened as people cried out for help. I enjoyed this book, I only wish it contained more details and more information. The illustrations of the ocean and titanic were beautiful, but I thought the people
AVIDREADERDA More than 1 year ago
EASY READ FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AGES 7-10. GIVES THEM SOME INTERESTING INSIGHT INTO THE TRAGEDY OF THE TITANIC. WOULD RECOMMEND TO YOUNG PEOPLE JUST WANTING BRIEF REVIEW AND IDEA OF WHAT OCCURRED BUT BY NO MEANS COVERS SPECIFIC DETAILS OF THE HORRORS OF LIFE BOATS, LOSS OF LIVES, ETC.