Titanic: Voices From the Disaster (Scholastic Focus) (Paperback)

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“Hopkinson's account of the Titanic tragedy is quite possibly the standard against which all future tellings will be measured. Her authoritative work is both comprehensive and very readable. By focusing on individuals more than sensational events, Hopkinson ensures that readers will never forget the sinking's human toll. This riveting book, beautifully designed, will appeal to a wide range of readers, including adults. Period photos, a glossary, timeline, biographical sketches, and excerpts of survivors' letters are included. This is nonfiction at its finest!”
— Christopher Rose, Andover Bookstore, Andover, MA

Description


Award-winning author Deborah Hopkinson pieces together the harrowing, tragic story of the TITANIC in this Sibert Honor volume. Now in paperback!

In this award-winning book, critically acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson weaves together the voices and stories of real TITANIC survivors and witnesses to the disaster -- from the stewardess Violet Jessop to Captain Arthur Rostron of the CARPATHIA, who came to the rescue of the sinking ship. Packed with heartstopping action, devastating drama, fascinating historical details, loads of archival photographs on almost every page, quotes from primary sources, and painstaking back matter, this gripping story, which follows the TITANIC and its passengers from the ship's celebrated launch at Belfast to her cataclysmic icy end, is sure to thrill and move readers.

About the Author


Deborah Hopkinson is the highly acclaimed author of thrilling, accessible, and compelling nonfiction for every reader. She has written over forty award-winning books, including Titanic: Voices from the Disaster, a YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award Finalist and Sibert Honor Book; D-Day: The World War II Invasion that Changed History; We Had to be Brave: Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport, which was a Kids' Book Choice Award Nominee and a Sydney Taylor Notable Book; We Must Not Forget; the forthcoming Race Against Death; and her series for Grades 2-5, The Deadliest, which are action-packed, photo-filled nonfiction titles about disasters throughout history. Deborah lives outside Portland, Oregon.

Praise For…


Praise for Titanic: Voices from the Disaster:A Sibert Honor BookA YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction FinalistAn ALA Notable Children's BookAn IRA Teacher's ChoiceA Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Book of the YearA Horn Book Fanfare BookA 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 Reviews, starred review*"Riveting." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review*"An absorbing and richly satisfying read." -- School Library Journal, starred reviewPraise for Up Before Daybreak:*"Rarely have the links between northern industry, southern agriculture, slavery, war, child labor, and poverty been so skillfully distilled for this audience." -- Booklist, starred review*"Superb nonfiction writing." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review*"Excellent." -- School Library Journal, starred reviewPraise for Shutting Out the Sky:*"Nonfiction at its best." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review*"[A] fascinating read." --School Library Journal, starred review

Praise for Titanic: Voices from the Disaster:A Sibert Honor BookA YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction FinalistAn ALA Notable Children's BookAn IRA Teacher's ChoiceA Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Book of the YearA Horn Book Fanfare BookA 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 Reviews, starred review*"Riveting." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review*"An absorbing and richly satisfying read." -- School Library Journal, starred reviewPraise for Up Before Daybreak:*"Rarely have the links between northern industry, southern agriculture, slavery, war, child labor, and poverty been so skillfully distilled for this audience." -- Booklist, starred review*"Superb nonfiction writing." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review*"Excellent." -- School Library Journal, starred reviewPraise for Shutting Out the Sky:*"Nonfiction at its best." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review*"[A] fascinating read." --School Library Journal, starred review


Product Details
ISBN: 9780545116756
ISBN-10: 0545116759
Publisher: Scholastic Focus
Publication Date: January 7th, 2014
Pages: 304
Language: English