Written from the point of view of a young passenger aboard the ill-fated Titanic, this title combines an award-winning series with the "disaster of the century".
"Gr. 3^-6. Like Osborne's Standing in the Light, reviewed above, this novel is part of the Dear America series. It features orphan Margaret Brady, who is hired as a companion to wealthy American Mrs. Frederick Carstairs, traveling on the maiden voyage of the R. M. S. Titanic in 1912. For Margaret, this is an opportunity to join her older brother, William, in Boston. By now everyone in America knows the Titanic story backwards and forwards, and White's narrative provides no new insights. Margaret, like her celluloid twin Rose, passes up a seat in a life raft to search the lower decks for her doomed friend Robert, a ship's steward. Unlike Rose, Margaret's behavior with Robert remains age appropriate. Although perhaps not a first choice, this will be popular with the movie's young fans and will fill a need in most libraries. Appended with a historical note, period photos, and a time line. --Kay Weisman"
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