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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 770L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press (March 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596436735
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596436732
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,439,107 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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“Mone seamlessly integrates details of the Titanic and its fate into Patrick’s story, and his passages about the ocean voyage are vivid, even lyrical.”--School Library Journal

 

“Mone spins a capable caper, complete with villains so nasty you can picture them twiddling their mustaches.”--Booklist

 
"...the descriptions are magnificent..." -Kirkus
 
“Mr. Mone has created an enjoyable and at times poignant literary drama. With an echo of survivor Helen Candee, he writes of the sinking's ghastly cacophony: ‘This was the music of hell.’”--Wall Street Journal
 
"Mone quickly entices readers with criminal intrigue, characters who range from eccentric to entirely ordinary, and, of course, the singular setting that is the Titanic."--Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Gregory Mone is the author of the novel Fish. He is a graduate of Harvard and lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two children.

More About the Author

Gregory Mone was born on Long Island and now lives in Massachusetts with his wife and three children. And since he is the one writing this biography, he will stop referring to himself in the third person. I've written a few books and a stack of magazine articles about astronomy, robots, biology, surfing.

My published books are loosely about Einstein, Santa Claus, treasure hunting, and Titanic, in that order. Guess which one is nonfiction. I've also hacked out a few mediocre books, but I've kept those to myself. At some point, I'd like to write about Irish mythology and the evolution of the universe. Those will probably be two different projects, but it would be kind of funny to combine them.

Customer Reviews

My son loved this and wants to read more books like it.
C E Matthews
Harry Widener is another of the characters in this book---he was a real passenger on the Titanic, and I think his presence in the book authenticated the entire story.
In the Bookcase
The satirical prose--this book is written in a refreshingly simple yet sophisticated manner in a way.
Jen B

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Caroline D on March 17, 2013
Format: Hardcover
We loved this book and it's wonderful story. The author captured our attention right from the start! It was so exciting to see our kids have so much fun reading it. We highly recommend this book!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By In the Bookcase on September 21, 2012
Format: Hardcover
It's hard to find an accurate and well-written fictional book about the Titanic. "Dangerous Waters", however, meets my expectations! It was engaging, satisfying, and even after I finished, still exhilarating. The thing that reeled me in was the main subject of the plot: books! My favorite pastime is reading, so if there is a Titanic story out there that really focuses on the wonder of books (and the terrible loss of books that went down with the Titanic), then it's probably an automatic favorite of mine.

The story mostly centers around Patrick, a young Irish boy who is quite in awe of the Titanic. I felt, as the story began, an authentic sensation of anticipation of the Titanic. It is the way in which the local people speak about the big vessel that drills excitement in... the world's biggest ship ever is about to set sail this week. Other authors have tried to create this same feeling, but this is the first time I've fully appreciated the efforts made to show the sensation of what the people of Belfast were thinking.

In the plot of "Dangerous Waters", the story sometimes switches from Patrick to one of the other characters, like Berryman, who is trying to steal and acquire a certain rare copy of Sir Francis Bacon's book that is supposed to carry a secret, hidden in code. I rather enjoyed getting the entire story by "watching" the different characters, instead of it always focusing on just one main character. Harry Widener is another of the characters in this book---he was a real passenger on the Titanic, and I think his presence in the book authenticated the entire story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Liz Pomeroy on January 18, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Our daughter purchased this for our 10 year Titanic buff for Christmas. The Titanic has been studied over and over by our son & we have read a LOT of Titanic books. Have to say this is the worse one we have read. We read the first three chapters & had had enough! The mystery still had not started apart from the stealing in the first chapter. The rest is mostly about a mother who thinks her husband was a loser & the son who works in a bar. What 9-12 year old needs to read all about that!

We read mysteries alot - the mystery needs to grip you from the beginning.

I don't recommend this book at all.
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For my purposes, I've been selecting books to read aloud to my pre-teen, who is on the autism spectrum. This is a practice that was highly recommended to us by adults on the spectrum, and while it's tough to get a report on his thoughts, I have learned to tell what he likes and doesn't.
He DOES like "real" stories, plots set in the true world, and history. He DOES NOT like sci-fi, me reading in accents, or supernatural/fantasy. It's a tough thing for a reader such as myself, as I adore that stuff, but thanks to Gregory Mone, we had a great time reading a wild adventure that was firmly rooted in fact.
The writing was nice and tight, and kept us moving along at a pretty good clip - I could get through three or four chapters at a time with my son. I particularly liked the evolution of the characters, each of them coming to their own realizations in the face of mortality, without it being overwrought (that would be emoting like Bugs Bunny's usual death scenes).
I'd think that this book sits pretty well in the tween age range, though even an "old" mom like I am enjoyed it a ton. But I'm not that old, just so we're clear :) As I mentioned to Mr. Mone, as disappointed as I was not to be able to use my "best" Dublin and posh English accents, we had a lot of fun with the book, in spite of the lurid details of spittoon use!
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