What Sank the World's Biggest Ship?: And Other Questions About the Titanic
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What Sank the World's Biggest Ship?: And Other Questions About the Titanic

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Why was the Titanic so huge? Did all the passengers really eat off gold plates? How could an iceberg just appear out of nowhere? Here are the answers to all these and other “must-know” questions about the building, launch, and tragic sinking of the most famous ship of all time. This trivia-rich look back on that fateful night includes gripping, true information that will e...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by Sterling Children's Books
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Jessica Hottman
What caused the Titanic to sink? Author Mary Kay Carson of, What Sank the World’s Biggest Ship? And Other Questions About . . . The Titanic, pulls the reader through this historical, non-fiction book by asking her reader to think critically about the cause of such a disaster. Was it the cheap equipment used to build the ship? The lack of life boats? A crew without binoculars? Or possibly a large underwater iceberg? On April 14, 1912, the largest ship to ever set sail on the seas, carrying about...more
If only they hadn't cheaped out on the rivets...hmm. Ok, and maybe plowing into that ginormous iceberg, and not having the binoculars, and ignoring warnings and, ok, this was a disaster waiting to happen. But it was the rivets that really caught my attention in this reading. I've been to exhibits about the Titanic; watched specials on tv; seen that... movie (you know which one I'm talking about); and read books about what really went down (pun intended). With so much horribleness it gets a bit j...more
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Heather T.
I liked the question/answer format of this book, and thought some of the trivia was very interesting. The artwork seemed reminiscent of the movie, which...I dunno, I can understand why, but I don't necessarily like it.
A good introduction to a young reader that is just beginning to learn about the Titanic disaster.
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Mary Kay Carson is an award-winning children’s nonfiction author. She has written more than thirty books for young people about wildlife, space, weather, nature, and history. Her recent non-fiction titles include Emi and the Rhino Scientist, about the Cincinnati Zoo's famous rhino mom; Exploring the Solar System, recipient of the 2009 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Children’s L...more
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