Ten-year-old George Calder can't believe his luck: He and his little sister, Phoebe, are on the famous Titanic, crossing the ocean with their aunt Daisy. The ship is full of exciting places to explore, but when George ventures into the first class storage cabin, a terrible boom shakes the entire boat. Suddenly, water is everywhere, and George's life changes forever. Lauren Tarshis, the award-winning author of Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree, brings history's most exciting and terrifying events to life in this fictional series. Readers will be transported by stories of amazing kids and how they survived. Includes black and white illustrations throughout. An excellent pick for reluctant readers.
This riveting historical story provides an opportunity to discuss the conflicts that move the plot forward, as well as, the author’s use of figurative language. Students will engage in activities ranging from tracing the Titanic’s route to creating a frontpage newspaper report of the Titanic’s sinking.