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I Survived The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (I Survived Graphic Novel #1): A Graphix Book

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  118 ratings  ·  23 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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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 there’s 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.
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
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 ...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
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 wasn’t colored yet and some graphics were temporary.

I’ll 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
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. It’s such a great way to teach a few facts to young readers through
{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 they’d imagined the world in which the book was ...more
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
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.
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Gorgeous pictures and stayed pretty true to the novel. I’m excited about this graphic novel series!
Jan 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Historic Fiction in graphic format is a win for my classroom library.
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.
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely awesome! Love the I Survived series, and the addition of graphic novel editions is brilliant!

What an amazing way for young readers to be able to access history.
Feb 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Good stuff and up to snuff-Tarshis and team scores again!
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Good book
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.
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
A great adaptation of the original. I can’t wait to share it with my gang.
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! ...more
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
My students are going to love this new format of the popular "I Survived" series.
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
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4 stars - sure to be a hit with both graphic novel fans and I Survived fans!

I received this book as an ARC from ALA Annual.
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Georgia Ball is a writer and developer living in the great Pacific Northwest. She launched her first webcomic in 2004, Scooter and Ferret, with her husband, artist Scott Ball. The strip ran until 2010 when she landed her first gig writing for licensed comic books. Since then she's written for Transformers, Scooby Doo, My Little Pony, and Disney Princesses. Her horror credits include four issues of ...more