Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the Olympic-class passenger liner's ill-fated journey, this title is replete with brilliant photographs and exclusive in-depth coverage including Bob Ballard's 1985 discovery. Delve in to learn more about the passengers on board and how this terrible disaster could have been prevented.
Behind the Book
“Sure, the R.M.S. Titanic sank a century ago, but scientists are learning more about the ship and the real reasons it sank every day. That’s what made me want to write this book.
“Thanks to technological advances that made it possible to locate and search the ship and study the trail of artifacts scattered across the ocean floor, researchers continue to piece together new bits of the story that has captivated us for 100 years.”
“Smart formatting makes this book particularly accessible to beginning readers. Clear photographs with informative, boxed captions; several numbered lists, such as “10 Cool Things About Titanic”; a timeline; and sidebars defining unfamiliar terms are nicely integrated with expository prose that describes the ship, briefly covers the voyage and disaster; rescue; and thoughts about how the disaster could have been averted.”
— The Horn Book
“Ever wonder how much it would cost today to book passage if the Titanic still sailed? What about wanting to know who first spotted the wreckage underwater? Or who the youngest survivor of the shipwreck was? Or even what the newspaper headlines said about the tragedy just after it happened? In her new book, Titanic, Melissa Stewart offers readers the answers to this diverse set of questions and more. As part of the popular National Geographic Kids series, Titanic is brimming with stunning photographs, detailed diagrams and illustrations, and primary source material. Everything in the book, from the fascinating ‘Weird but True’ factoids scattered throughout the pages to the double-page spread discussing “10 Real Reasons Why the Titanic sank”, whets readers’ curiosity. Furthermore, Stewart’s lucid prose and focused details help young readers apply their developing reading skills to pursue authentic inquiries. In all, this early reader book tailors an impressive array of information for students across the grades and reading levels to partake in deeper explorations and share in commemorative classroom activities about the famous ship.”
— The Classroom Bookshelf
by Melissa Stewart
National Geographic
Children's Books, 2012
for ages 6-9
HC ISBN 978-1-42631-060-7
PB ISBN 978-1-42631-059-1
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Series at a Glance:
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