The Sinking of the Vasa: A Shipwreck of Titanic Proportions

The Sinking of the Vasa: A Shipwreck of Titanic Proportions


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In full sail with flags flying, the mighty warship capsized and began to sink.

This is the saga of the great Swedish warship, the Vasa. Built to be the crown jewel of the Swedish Navy, the Vasa capsized not a mile into her maiden voyage in 1628—a tragedy resulting in many deaths and great loss. But who was to blame? Award-winning author Russell Freedman explores the history of this ship, and her resurrection from the seas in 1961. William Low’s gorgeous illustrations bring The Sinking of the Vasa to life.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781627798662
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 08/14/2018
Pages: 44
Sales rank: 830,763
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 5 - 9 Years

About the Author

Russell Freedman (1929 - 2018) was the author of many award-winning books for children, including Newbery Medal winner Lincoln: a Photobiography, and Newbery Honor books Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery and The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane.

William Low is the author and illustrator of Daytime Nighttime, Machines Go to Work, and the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Old Penn Station. He has illustrated numerous other books for children, including Feathered Dinosaurs by Brenda Z. Guiberson. He teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

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