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I Survived The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 : A Graphix Book

(I Survived Graphic Novels #1)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  265 ratings  ·  39 reviews
A thrilling graphic novel adaptation of Lauren Tarshis's bestselling I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912!
Ten-year-old George Calder can't wait to explore every inch of the Titanic, even if his little sister, Phoebe, has to tag along. But when George sneaks away without her and ventures into the first class baggage room, a terrible boom shakes the entire boat.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published February 4th 2020 by Graphix
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Georgia Ball I stayed close to Lauren's original story. My editor at Scholastic wanted a faithful adaptation! The graphic novel is a cinematic version of the same…moreI stayed close to Lauren's original story. My editor at Scholastic wanted a faithful adaptation! The graphic novel is a cinematic version of the same events that also offers an even deeper immersion into the Titanic's historical interiors.(less)

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Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Reintroducing the I Survived books as graphic novels is brilliant. The text to illustration ratio is not as dense as the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales. That means more historical facts in the hands of a wider range of kids. I can see kids moving from the I Survived novels to discovering the graphix and vice versa. They will also be pleased to read the Nathan Hale series. I have no doubt that this title and others to come will circ well in my branch.

A big thank you to Graphix and Edelweiss for a
Laura Gardner
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
The graphic novels and I Survived books are the most popular books in our middle school library and now theres going to be an I Survived graphic novel series!? Better buy this for sure! Kids are going to EAT. THIS. UP. Thanks to the publisher for an ARC to share with Kidlitexchange. ...more
M.L. Little
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
@kidlitexchange partner: I Survived The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 GRAPHIC NOVEL EDITION by @laurentarshis and Haus Studio. Releases February 4, 2020 through @scholasticinc.
I have never read an I Survived book before, and while I find valid the question asked by another reviewer -with the books so short, is a graphic novel edition necessary?- I do actually think this was necessary. There are kids who will literally only read graphic novels. Period. So why not use them to get in history and
Ms. Yingling
Nov 06, 2019 rated it liked it
E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus

George Calder is traveling on the Titanic with his widowed aunt and his younger sister. There are a lot of opportunities for adventure on board, when he can manage to sneak away from his cabin. When he hears that there is a mummy in the luggage area, he sneaks down in the dead of night, only to meet a creepy man with a scar who threatens him. When they are about to open the mummy case, the ship lurches and George manages to escape. Ship personnel tell his aunt to
Melanie Dulaney
Lauren Tarshis has been teaching while entertaining students for a number of years with her historical fiction I Survived books. That series now comes to readers in the hugely popular graphic novel format and with its bold illustrations and succinct text will be just as successful as the traditional format. The characters of George, Phoebe, Daisy, Marco and Enzo are surprisingly well-developed considering the small amount of text and their excitement over the voyage and fears during the sinking ...more
Sarah B
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This review is of the ARC.

This graphic novel is very well written and I was pulled into the world of young George and his sister Phoebe right away. They are traveling with their Aunt on the Titanic. The story is tense and scary in many spots, long before the sinking of the ship even starts. There's plenty here to fascinate young readers and give them the opportunity to learn history in an exciting way. It really comes alive, especially when you can see through the art what the ship actually
Katelyn Patterson
Feb 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
I have read many children's books about the Titanic. This one played it pretty safe. That could be due to the original material though. The artwork was fine. Kids who are enthralled by the Titanic will enjoy it.
Dec 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, reviewed
I received an ARC at NYCC 2019. Many thanks to Graphix and Scholastic for the copy. The version I reviewed was incomplete. The second half wasnt colored yet and some graphics were temporary.

Ill start by going on record that I love the idea of using graphic novels to teach. And historical non-fiction is one of the best subjects to tackle. This one does a good job handling such a dire theme for a younger age group. Adults will see where things are glossed over. But the story should connect with a
Kate Waggoner
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-read
George Calder and his sister, Phoebe, are aboard the Titanic with their aunt. George is a pretty mischievous young man who always seems to be finding trouble. On April 15, 1912, George sneaks out of his room after his aunt and sister fall asleep to locate the cargo hold and see if the rumors of a mummy are true. While he's out, the Titanic hits an iceberg. Now, it's a race to see if he, his family, and his new found friends will be able to escape the ship and the survive the icy waters.

I'm a
Jo-ann Walsh
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you @kidlitexchange, @scholasticinc, and @laurentarshis for the review copy of the graphic novel, I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912. This book was released on February 4, 2020. All opinions are my own.
I really enjoyed this graphic novel. While there have been so many stories told about the Titanic, I think children will love the graphic novel format. I also like how the story was told from the point of view of a young boy named George, and we experience the story through his
Dec 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Thank you @kidlitexchange @scholasticinc and @laurentarshis for the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Releases 2.4.20.

In elementary school, I remember being fascinated by the story of the Titanic. I discovered a nonfiction book in the library that listed facts from that dreadful voyage and showed many pictures from the underwater wreckage. I have a feeling I would have really enjoyed the I Survived series. Its such a great way to teach a few facts to young readers through
Abby B.
Mar 17, 2020 rated it liked it
I got an Advanced copy of this book and I was really exited to read it. I am a fan of the I survived Series and a big fan of Graphic Novel Adaptations. But there are definitely better books out there. I felt like the book's pace was too fast to really take in the moment and enjoy the time and effort that was put into little details. But this book did stay on top of the subject and for the most part had the same view as the Chapter book has. I recommend reading the chapter book first so you can ...more
Stephanie Bange
Reviewed from an ARC.

A graphic adaptation of Tarshis' book of the same title (Scholastic, 2010), it follows the same fictional story line. Young George and his sister Phoebe are accompanying their Aunt Daisy on the maiden voyage of the HMS Titanic, when it struck an iceberg on that fateful night in April, 1912. Traveling first class on the ship allows George much more freedom to explore it, meet important passengers, and know enough detail about how the ship was built that would save their
{My thoughts} George, his sister and his aunt are all on board the Titanic on the night it hits an iceberg and sinks. This graphic novel is a wonderful depiction of the original I Survived book that Lauren Tarshis wrote for children and middle grade. As I read through this book it was easy to recall the original book. A lot of the text is the same and or similar. The illustrations help to give you an idea of what the illustrator was seeing when theyd imagined the world in which the book was ...more
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
GN; Grades 2-5; Historical Fiction; Adaptation of the original I Survived (same author Lauren Tarshis)
Perfect ratio of uncluttered text to illustrations for younger readers, story of a boy & his sister traveling in 1st class with their Aunt. Curious about the ship/rumor that there's a mummy on board, makes Italian friend on lower decks, brave due to surviving a panther attack in the woods at home. The story has peril and suspense, but gives the facts about the sinking in a way that's not too
Brittany Bays
Dec 12, 2019 rated it really liked it

Saw this one posted and couldn't wait to get my hands on it. I was so pumped when kid lit exchange was offering it! I teach second grade and the kids LOVE the "I survived" series. They, as well as myself, are huge fans of graphic novels too. This book will not be able to stay on my shelves! My kids will go crazy over it! The amount of real facts with a fictional character was a great balance. I
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the graphic adaptation of Lauren Tarshis's I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912! It follows the journey of young George Calder, his sister, Phoebe, and his aunt. They are traveling on the maiden voyage of the Titanic. George is very rambunctious and enjoys exploring every inch of the ship. We all know the story of the Titanic and how it ends. This was a good representation of the events of that fateful evening.

The illustrations complimented the story nicely. Overall it was a good
Liz Garden
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
All of the fans of the I Survived series are going to love that they can now read the graphic novel version! And this will also appeal to those students who don't like the chapter book series. Of course the topic of the sinking of the Titanic is one that kids and adults love to read about again and again.
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was ok
Well if you loved the I Survived series before you would be in awe to see it in a graphic. However, while the art was beautiful, the story was sub par. I wanted more. It left me dissatisfied and even reminded me too much of the original Titanic movies story line. Basically if you liked the I survive series....The book was better. ...more
Molly Walker
Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
A graphic novel about the Titanic?! Sign. Me. Up. The story of George and Phoebe and their voyage on the doomed ocean liner was both informative and compelling. I hope more I Survived graphic novels are coming--my elementary patrons love this!
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was given this at a Scholastic workshop and I wanted to read it to recommend it at the book fair and because it's about the Titanic.
It's a good way for kids to learn history. There was a little nod to the 1997 movie featuring a door.
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The "I Survived" series in graphic novel format is sure to be very popular.
Because we have multiple copies of each book in this historical fiction-for-beginning-chapter-readers series already, these will be an extra purchase if funds allow.
Jordan Mackinnon
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved this book. Really I love anything to do with Titanic !! It is my favourite disaster in history! The illustrations are quite pretty and as always the story was quite good !!
Lily The BookNerd
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5/5 I loved this. I'm not a fan a graphic novels and I loved this book the illustrations are incredible. I love the I Survived Series and this graphic novel was perfect to fit the book! 💖💖💖💖
Another great series to get reluctant readers engaged!! Excited to the next one!
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I had high hopes...I enjoyed the non graphic book more. My students really enjoyed this though.
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Gorgeous pictures and stayed pretty true to the novel. Im excited about this graphic novel series! ...more
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
it's a good boock
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I like the Titanic because it helps me learn about things that happened way, way, way, way, waaaay before I was born.
Lori Emilson
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great middle grade read, with engaging illustrations and sparse text. Thrilling, heartbreaking story, with facts and photos in the back matter.
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