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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Listening Library (Audio); Unabridged edition (August 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 038536153X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385361538
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.2 x 6.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,231,666 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

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, Canadaα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.

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Praise for TITANIC: VOICES FROM THE DISASTER

A Sibert Honor Book
A YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist
An ALA Notable Children's Book
An IRA Teacher's Choice
A KIRKUS Best Young Adult Book of the Year
A HORN BOOK Fanfare Book
A Cybils Award Finalist

"An affecting portrait of human ambition, folly and almost unbearable nobility in the face of death." --THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
"A meticulous recounting of the disaster . . . Hopkinson's reporting is so rich with information that it will be equally fascinating to young readers and adults alike."
--LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Hopkinson knows precisely what's she doing in her coverage of the Titanic disaster. . . . [A] fine book." --THE HORN BOOK, starred review
"Fascinating . . . A thorough and absorbing re-creation of the ill-fated voyage."
--KIRKUS, starred review
"Riveting." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review
"An absorbing and richly satisfying read." --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

More About the Author

Deborah Hopkinson is as award-winning of picture books, fiction, and nonfiction for young readers. In 2013 she received a Robert F. Sibert Honor and YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award honor for Titanic: Voices from the Disaster.

She has won the SCBWI Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Text twice, for A Band of Angels and Apples to Oregon. Sky Boys, How They Built the Empire State Building, was a Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor awardee. She lives near Portland, Oregon.

Deborah's most recent book, The Great Trouble, A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel was named a Best Book of 2013 by School Library Journal.

Visit her on the web at www.deborahhopkinson.com

Customer Reviews

The actual photos and historical artifacts included in this book was amazing!
bessturg
Took this book on vacation last summer and thoroughly enjoyed reading every bit of it.
Sheila Puckett
Great reading for adults, and PERFECT for children who can't get enough of Titanic.
M. Heiss

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Anyechka on September 9, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I was over halfway through this book when I realized it was meant for a younger audience. I saw it on display with other Titanic books at the library, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the sinking, and thought it looked like a good book. But even if it is geared towards a younger crowd, even an adult Titanic buff can appreciate it. So many people were on board, and there are still so many angles to the ship's construction, the early days before it sailed from Queenstown into the Atlantic, the people who were on board, the sinking, the rescue of the survivors, the aftermath, and the ship's discovery decades later. There's always a new way to approach the material and provide new insights and unearthed facts. People who claim that there are "too many" books about the Titanic (or any other popular era or topic in history, like World War II) either aren't reading enough variety on the subject, or don't realize it's not "the same old story told a hundred ways."

I loved all the pictures in this book, particularly from future priest Frank Brown, a shutterbug who got a first-class ticket for the ship's two-day maiden voyage as a present from an uncle. These pictures are such priceless artifacts, documenting the ship in ways we might never have known merely from written descriptions. Also nice were the inclusion of materials like telegrams, tickets, menus, and witness testimonies. They add so much to the historical narrative. I also like how there was some information on the building of the ship, the White Star line, the Harland and Wolff shipbuilding company, and what led up to building such a gigantic luxury ship. It's always good to have some backstory, since events don't happen overnight or in a vacuum.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Desiree Fairooz on April 9, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This and more questions are answered in this fascinating book that reveals intimate details through the voices of the passengers' and crew's last days and moments before the horrific and haunting accident that was the Titanic. Posing captains, working crewmembers, exercising, dancing or relaxing passengers are brought to life in the photos, logbooks, letters, headlines and telegrams that occupy nearly half the book. Hopkinson has recreated a scrapbook-like diary of the life and death of the Titanic that will captivate all readers 3rd grade and up.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Milw. Writer on January 25, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This is an outstanding non-fiction book filled with first-person accounts and records from the sinking of the Titanic. It follows a number of people including first, second, and third class individuals and staff through a chronological order of events. Some of those people are young adults and it's refreshing to hear their point-of-view. The book has numerous documents including a menu, photos, launch information, letters, facts and figures, and information on the Carpathia, the ship that came to rescue the Titanic. It seems well researched, documented, and thorough in its account and easy to read. I learned a lot of new information from this book. Though I would hardly say I'm an expert on the Titanic, I certainly have read other books and enjoyed seeing some documentaries. This book definitely adds new information to what's already out there. I believe this is an outstanding book to include in libraries and schools and for Titanic history buffs. Definitely recommend!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nancy Wong on July 16, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This book is an introduction to the disaster and to just a few of the people who survived, about their background, how they reacted during the sinking and after being rescued, and how the disaster affected their life. I was impressed with the remarks about "the people in this book" which mentioned the most well-known facts of the survivors e.g. On the movie set of "A Night to Remember" (1958), Lawrence Beesley (2nd class passenger) attempted to enter the action and "go down with the ship" but was stopped by the director; J. Bruce Ismay (the managing director of White Star Line) at the time of the Titanic's sinking, he famously jumped into Collapsible C, for which he was widely criticized at the time; Ida and Isidor Straus were 1st class passengers who became famous for their devotion to each other and their decision to stay together when the Titanic sank...

This book is as much for people who know a lot about the Titanic disaster as it is for those who know very little about it. It is informative yet easy to read. Highly recommended!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on May 23, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Titanic

The Titanic was a ship built to beat records. It was first sailed in 1912.
The Captain was the one and only Captain John Smith. On the ship there is multiple Cafes like cafe Paresis on B deck for first class passengers only. Thomas Andrews was the Shipbuilder in charge of the design and the plans for the Titanic. The Titanic left Southampton, England on April 10, 1912 on her main voyage; people could ride stationary bikes in the Titanic gymnasium. There was way more 2nd and 3rd class passengers than 1st class. Because it was way cheaper for people to ride 3rd or 2nd class than it would be 1st class, 1st class might be a lot higher up than the others. For example 1st class gets special restaurants that 2nd and 3rd class doesn't get. This marvelous ship, though happened to have one problem it wasn't indestructible. On its main voyage it struck an iceberg and was swallowed by the sea. Only about 200 people survived the giant sinking monster by the name of the Titanic. The ship was supposed to be indestructible but in the end was destroyed. If you were to ask me I would recommend this book to people of all ages.
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