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882 1/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions About the Titanic Paperback – February 1, 1999
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"A fantastic book . . . The 882 1/2 answers in this book truly are amazing - both for the scope of information they cover as well as for the depth of details given." -CM Magazine
"For all trivia lovers this is a great book of questions and answers . . . This book is very well done and would prove useful to anyone who has an interest in the topic from young readers through to adults." -Resource Links
About the Author
Laurie Coulter is a children's book author who specializes in historical nonfiction. She lives with her husband in Toronto. You can learn more about her at www.lauriecoulter.net.
Ken Marschall is a painter who is best known as the world's foremost creator of Titanic artwork. You can see more of his paintings at www.kenmarschall.com.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book is filled with 882 ½ facts (because the ship was 882 ½ ft. long) about the people, the ship, crew, heartwarming stories of how mothers pleaded for their sons to be allowed into life boats, how lovers said goodbye to each other, how people were refused into life boats, and how others never made it out of the ship.
There are detailed names, dates, info about the aftermath, a "whatever happened to..." page with facts about survivors, as well as great info about the discovery of the ship, exploration of the wreckage, facts about the movie directed by James Cameron, and a great glossary at the back of the book to learn about different words associated with the ship.
What I love most about this book is the heartfelt facts about the people who were on the ship, and what happened to them. If you have ever wanted to learn about The Titanic, this is THE book to buy. An Outstanding tribute to the souls loved and lost. Deserves 10 Stars.
What's great about this book, for adults and children alike, is that it's well-researched, doesn't repeat old myths, and has a very easy-to-approach format. Kids can get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of background, history, and narrative in the Titanic story. This book breaks the story down into interesting, accurate, bite-sized facts that allow kids to put the pieces of the story in place by themselves. Besides, kids love to show off their knowledge of trivia tidbits!
Of all the many Titanic books my boy has, he returns to this one again and again. Although now, thanks to other Titanic books, he will correct the title -- the Titanic has been variously cited as 882.75 and 882.9 feet long. I told him that, with all that riveted steel, it certainly expanded and contracted by an inch or two depending on temperature inside and outside the hull, and whether it was in dry dock or in the water. That seems to satisfy him that it's not quite wrong to say it was 882-1/2 feet long.
Highly, highly recommended for any young -- or even not-so-young -- Titanic aficionado.
The only thing I was only a TAD disappointed with (hence the subtraction of one star) were the structure of the some of the questions. In many instances, one question is dissected into multiple questions, so in a sense it's a little like cheating. But I suppose it was necessary to come up with 882 questions! But what I mean is that reading a handful of questions is like reading something like this:
"Why did the dog bark at the cat?" Because the cat startled him.
"Why did the cat startle the dog?" Because he was wandering the street.
"Why was the cat on the street?" Because he ran off from home.
"Why did he run off from home?" Because he was bored.
And so on and so forth. Fortunately, this wasn't the book in entirety and was just peppered here and there. And of course even those sorts of examples are still informative, but still. I didn't really like the feeling of lingering on the same question. Other than that, this is a great book and soooooooo intersting. Highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My son is a Titanic addict. Every little bit of information he absorbs. He welcomed this book and found numerous items that he did not know. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Jw G.
Love this book. we use it during our titanic lessons to get students excited about learning. Well thought out and lots of fun for the subject matter.Published 14 days ago by C. Barron
I bought this as gift for my mother. She was thrilled with it. she even managed to learn new things from it! was deff a good buy in my opinion.Published 1 month ago by Shirley Faith Adkins
This is the easy way of understanding the Titanic. Not a lot of details but straight to the point answers.Published 1 month ago by Felix Gonzales