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On Board the Titanic: What It Was Like When the Great Liner Sank

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  79 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Young readers can travel back in time to the fateful maiden voyage of the majestic Titanic in this compelling narrative. Told through the eyes of two young survivors and beautifully illustrated with breathtaking paintings and diagrams, this dramatic account vividly re-creates the night the world's most famous passenger ship sank to the bottom of the icy Atlantic. Sidebars ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Madison Press Books (first published 1996)
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Mike Aragona
Another excellent example of a book geared towards both teaching children about significant moments in history, and in exciting their thirst for knowledge.
Jerald Belofsky
This is a great blend of history and fiction. It also has fascinating photos and full color cutaway pictures of the interior of the ship. It really is an eyewitness account of what happened suitable for young readers.
Yvette Neisser Moreno
I read this book with my 6-year-old daughter. It was a gripping story for both of us, well-written, with both illustrations and actual photos of the Titanic and its survivors. I loved the book, but my only complaint is that it should have been labeled with the target age range. Although my 6-year-old loved it and said she wasn't scared, the story goes into detail about everything that happened, in a play-by-play fashion, and I would not recommend it for other kids her age. I think it's probably ...more
Silver Birch award-winner. This book is written for a young adult audience, but with a really personal take on the story that everyone knows, it's gripping. In addition to the illustrations by Ken Marshall, there are also original photographs. It almost brought me to tears. A great read for a young person learning about the Titanic, what happened in the days and hours leading up to its sinking, and a bit of the aftermath.
Jori Richardson
A children's book that mixes non-fiction with a story to tell the familiar tale of the Titanic. It is written from the point of view of a teenage boy who was actually aboard the Titanic.
I didn't like that the book failed to specify what exactly about the character himself was real, and what was fiction.
However, this is an interesting book with illustrations and photos.
An excellent account of the Titanic disaster from the perspective of a teenager and of one of the radio operators who survived. The book includes many fascinating photos and insets.

I was surprised not to find references at the back but rather suggestions for further reading.
10-11 Trip
I read it and i just thought it was the same of any other book or movie about the titanic.
LeeAnn G
Informative children's book about one of the most traumatic events of our history.
Coney Cutie
IT was one of the largest, most luxurious steamship ever built......But.....
This could be a compelling story but the story-telling voice seems contrived.
Chai T
May 21, 2008 Chai T rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
i learned a lot
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