Titanicat (True Stories Series)

Titanicat (True Stories Series)


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Titanicat (True Stories Series) by Marty Crisp, Robert Papp

Young Jim Mulholland can't believe his good luck: He has signed on as a cabin boy to the world's finest ocean liner, the Titanic, and can't wait for the history-making voyage across the sea to America. As part of his duties Jim is in charge of the ship's cat, a beautiful tortoiseshell that also appears happy to be on board. He calls the cat by the ship's construction number, 4-0-1, certain that she will bring him good luck. And he's delighted when 4-0-1 shortly gives birth to a litter of kittens. But once the ship's trial runs are completed and it's ready to launch to sea, Jim notices that 4-0-1 is nowhere to be found. He's got to find her-the Titanic can't cast off without her lucky cat. Jim is faced with a decision that will affect the rest of his life.A newspaper journalist for 30 years, Marty Crisp often writes about the animals that hold a special interest and place in her heart. She has published many award-winning books for children and adults, including White Star, her book about a dog on the Titanic. Marty lives in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. Robert Papp's award-winning artwork includes hundreds of illustrations for major publishers across the United States, and his first children's book, The Scarlet Stockings Spy, was named an IRA Teachers' Choice in 2005. His other books with Sleeping Bear Press include The Last Brother and M is for Meow: A Cat Alphabet. Robert lives in historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585363551
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date: 06/05/2008
Series: Sleeping Bear Picture Books
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 216,858
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD770L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

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Titanicat (True Stories Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this in school and the pictures were amaising we were spostr to swich out books like eveatry two to three weeks but i kept it longer on pouprous it is great for any age of kids and adults it is such a afotable book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was very entertaining and that it was based on fact made it even more special.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I happened to find this book first in the library one day when I was looking for a book to read at the elementary schools during Reading Week! It jumped out at me because of the beautiful cover picture. (And also because I have a cat that looks just like '401'.) First - this book helps teach young students about a true live event, the sinking of the Titanic! I'm still not sure if the part about the cat is true, but it makes for interesting discussion. It was very appropriate for k thru 5th grades. They all loved it! Second - it is just the right length to read during a 20-30 minute class and still have discussion time. Third - the pictures are BEAUTIFUL! It is easy to read while holding up so the students can see the pictures --- BUT... after reading this to approximately 6 different groups, I noticed something..... the story is about a cat and 3 kittens.... near the end of the book, the picture shows 4 very DIFFERENT kittens in the sack! Hate to give that away about the story, but the kids just loved discussing this and learning to read and watch 'very closely' to stories and books. I LOVE this book - and now need to buy a copy to have on hand each time I am asked to read!