Titanic : voices from the disaster

by Hopkinson, Deborah.

Format: Print Book 2012
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Summary
Tells the tale of the sinking of the Titanic using the narratives of the witnesses and survivors to the disaster.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This sturdy synthesis of the events leading up to, during, and following the Titanic disaster is, like other books of its kind, a model of minute-by-minute reconstruction. What gives Hopkinson's effort a unique flavor is her almost exclusive use of the recollections of survivors as her source material, giving the tale we know so well a grittier, far less mythic feel. Legends are dispelled (the third class was not held back by locked gates) and little-known opinions are voiced (a head-on collision with the iceberg may have been preferable to the sideswipe). The prose can be a bit pat at times, and though some poetic license is taken ( Looking at photographs, it's almost as if one can still hear the rustle of satin dresses ), the firsthand recollections have an immediate feel particularly during the moments when each person first realizes the ship is beginning to list. Back matter, meanwhile, is exemplary: detailed bios, survivor letters, a time line, facts and figures, wreckage reports, lifeboat launching sequences, and excellent source notes are only some of what researchers will find waiting for them.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Hopkinson puts a human face on the Titanic's sinking in this riveting nonfiction chronicle of the ship's collision with an iceberg and the tragic aftermath. She threads together the stories of many passengers and crew members, focusing on a handful of survivors that includes an Argentine-born stewardess, a rambunctious nine-year-old British boy, a science teacher from England, and an American teenager traveling with his parents. The author quotes these four and others freely, their voices forming a deeply intimate account of the tragedy. Hopkinson packs her thoroughly researched story with a wealth of information about the ship itself (this book is an invaluable resource for students), and her portraits of the shipmates are fully realized and often heartbreaking. Chapters detailing the sinking, the scramble for lifeboats, and the harrowing wait for the Carpathia's arrival are fast-paced and riveting. Photos of the ship, the (purported) iceberg, telegrams sent to and from the Titanic, and of the survivors' rescue add significant context and amplify the immediacy of the drama. Ages 8-12. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Titanic (Steamship) -- Juvenile literature.
Titanic (Steamship)
Shipwrecks -- North Atlantic Ocean -- Juvenile literature.
Shipwrecks -- North Atlantic Ocean.
Publisher New York :Scholastic Press,2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Awards Robert F. Sibert Honor Book, 2013
Description 289 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-260) and index.
ISBN 9780545436779 (pbk.) :
054543677X (pbk.) :
9780545116749
0545116740
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