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Titanic: Voices from the Disaster

By Deborah Hopkinson   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545116749 Hardcover
304 Pages | 5.76" x 8.6" | Ages 8 to 12

Acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson pieces together the story of the Titanic, drawing on the voices of survivors.

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic, a topic that continues to haunt and thrill readers to this day, this book by award-winning author Deborah Hopkinson weaves together the voices and stories of actual Titanic survivors and witnesses to the disaster. Packed with heart-stopping action, devastating drama, fascinating historical details, archival photographs, and quotes from primary sources, this gripping story, which follows the Titanic and its passengers from the ship's celebrated launch at Belfast to her cataclysmic icy end, is sure to thrill and move readers.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Titanic: Voices from the Disaster

*"Hopkinson puts a human face on the Titanic's sinking in this riveting nonfiction chronicle." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

*"In what's sure to be a definitive work commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, Hopkinson offers a well-researched and fascinating account of the disaster." —Kirkus, starred review

*"An absorbing and richly satisfying read." —School Library Journal, starred review

*"Hopkinson knows precisely what's she doing in her coverage of the Titanic disaster: providing young readers with a basic introduction to the event without overdramatizing, drawing unwarranted conclusions, or prolonging the ordeal." —Horn Book, starred review

"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." —Booklist