Titanic : voices from the disaster / by Deborah Hopkinson.

By: Hopkinson, DeborahContributor(s): Scholastic Press [publisher.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Scholastic Press, c2012Edition: 1st edISBN: 9780545116749 (hbk.); 0545116740 (hbk.); 9780545436779 (pbk.); 054543677X (pbk.)Subject(s): Titanic (Steamship) -- Juvenile literature | Shipwrecks -- North Atlantic Ocean -- Juvenile literature | Shipwreck survival -- Juvenile literature | Icebergs -- Juvenile literature | Disasters -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 910.9163/4 LOC classification: G530.T6 | H66 2012
Contents:
Diagram of the ship -- Setting sail -- A floating palace -- A peaceful Sunday -- "Iceberg right ahead' -- Impact! -- In the radio room: "It's a CQD OM." -- A light in the distance -- Women and children first -- The last boats -- In the water -- "She's gone" -- A long, cold night -- Rescue at dawn -- Aftermath: the end of all hope -- Discovering the Titanic -- Glossary -- People in this book -- Other famous Titanic figures -- Survivor letters from the Carpathia -- Titanic timeline -- Be a Titanic researcher: find out more -- Titanic facts and figures -- From the British wreck commissioner's final report -- Titanic: the lifeboat launching sequence reexamined -- Titanic statistics: who lived and who died.
Summary: Tells the tale of the sinking of the Titanic using the narratives of the witnesses and survivors to the disaster.
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CML Adolescent Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
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H7974TI (Browse shelf) Available 0000002148054

"Book design by Phil Falco"--t.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 256-260) and index.

Diagram of the ship -- Setting sail -- A floating palace -- A peaceful Sunday -- "Iceberg right ahead' -- Impact! -- In the radio room: "It's a CQD OM." -- A light in the distance -- Women and children first -- The last boats -- In the water -- "She's gone" -- A long, cold night -- Rescue at dawn -- Aftermath: the end of all hope -- Discovering the Titanic -- Glossary -- People in this book -- Other famous Titanic figures -- Survivor letters from the Carpathia -- Titanic timeline -- Be a Titanic researcher: find out more -- Titanic facts and figures -- From the British wreck commissioner's final report -- Titanic: the lifeboat launching sequence reexamined -- Titanic statistics: who lived and who died.

Tells the tale of the sinking of the Titanic using the narratives of the witnesses and survivors to the disaster.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-Hopkinson offers a thorough account (Scholastic, 2012) of the April 15, 1912 sinking of the Titantic. Background information is interspersed with stories of survivors and witnesses, including primary source quotes. The author weaves together the voices of children, passengers in all classes, the captain, and crew members to provide a unique account of the tragedy. What makes this chronicle of events unique is the direct quotes from survivors which are seamlessly inserted throughout and successfully handled by talented voice actors Mark Bramhall, Peter Altschuler, and others. Listeners will be enthralled by the effective use of personal details. Have the print version available so listeners can peruse the photos, art work, diagrams, and maps.-Mary Medinsky, Red Deer College, Alberta, Canada (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Deborah Hopkinson is the acclaimed author of over forty award-winning books, including Shutting Out the Sky , an NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book and a Jane Addams Peace Award Honor book; Up Before Daybreak , a Carter G. Woodson Honor Award winner; Titanic: Voices from the Disaster , a YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist and Sibert Honor book; Courage & Defiance, Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in World War II Denmark , a Sydney Taylor Notable book and Orbis Pictus Recommended title; and Dive! World War II Stories of Sailors & Submarines in the Pacific . Deborah lives with her family near Portland, Oregon.

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