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Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady

(Dear America)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  8,486 ratings  ·  554 reviews
Margaret Anne dreams of leaving the orphanage behind, and she can hardly believe her luck when she is chosen to accompany wealthy Mrs Carstairs aboard the great Titanic. But when the passengers are woken on a freezing night in April 1912, she finds herself caught up in an unimaginable nightmare.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published November 2010 by Scholastic (first published January 1st 1998)
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Jaysa Melton YES!!!!! sry i was excited but yes it was a great book i loved it ! it was romantic and of course sad because you know it was about the titanic…moreYES!!!!! sry i was excited but yes it was a great book i loved it ! it was romantic and of course sad because you know it was about the titanic sinking but you should read it i mean i don't know if you would like it but i loved it and if you have any more questions ask me BTW thanks for liking my summary thanks again - Jaysa Melton (less)
Nova yes, because the girl in the story is a young teen herself.

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Jun 03, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008, pre-2007, reread
Of the Titanic story, I always find it most difficult to get through reading or hearing about the crew who sacrificed their lives. What amazes me most is that the band selflessly played through the entire ordeal without rushing to the lifeboats and trying to save themselves. If there was one thing I could do with my musical career, it would be to play in a time like that to try to keep a panicky audience calm...The cooks, the stewards, the entrie crew and of course the captain went down with the ...more
Arpita, the Quicksilver
'Robert let out his breath. "You know, you never told me how old you are, Margaret."
"I will be fourteen in October," I said. Except that now I was unlikely to see October.
"For me, it would have been seventeen in August," Robert said.
Would have been? God help us.'
After reading this line, I said "I am not going to cry, I will not make a fool of myself, I will not cry in a bus, in front of my friends." But still, I did. I made a fool of myself while my friends were watching me like I was a
May 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own
Rating: 3 stars

Plot: 3
Characters: 2.5
Writing style: 3

"Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady" by Ellen Emerson White is a diary of an orphan teenage girl that gets to accompany wealthy first class passanger aboard the Titanic. It's a well written historical fiction that gives a lot of factual evidence about the time period and the sinking of Titanic. I just think the characters could've been a bit more polished.

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Nov 03, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2nd-quarter
This was a pretty good book. The beginning of the book was a little bit boring, but the end got really good. Margaret is a poor girl that is assisting a VERY wealthy woman, so the women takes her on the ship, the Titanic, with her. Margaret feels very fortunate to be on such an amazing ship. I liked the ending, but it was also really sad because she described the whole event of the ship sinking. It made me kind of depressed!! You could just imagine how she felt and how bad the survivors guilt ...more
Apr 30, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My 9-year-old niece, Allison, is currently obsessed with the Titanic, so I picked this book up for her birthday. I thought I'd give it a quick read before I passed it along to her.

I can't say this this was the most engaging book I've ever read. Though the main character, Margaret, was well developed, I didn't necessarily feel like I got to know the other characters very well. That's not too shocking, though, for a book for this age group, and I doubt my niece will care. There was a lot of
Jun 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
This has to be one of my favorites from the "Dear America" series! No girl should pass up this lovely book. It is the fictional story of Margaret Ann Brady as she sets sail on the Titanic's first voyage. Amidst all the excitement, no one realizes the devastating fate of that ship. It will be a horrible shock to all.

I immensely loved "Voyage on the Great Titanic". It's worthy of being read a second time.
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
Margaret sets sail on the Titanic and I enjoyed every minute of her voyage. Margaret has an excellent sense of humor and the writing was clever and the story moved forward nicely.
Apr 27, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although the Titanic's 100th anniversary has come and gone, it's a story that never grows old. As James Cameron's Titanic starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet entrances a new audience now viewing it in theaters in 3D and countless television specials and books continue to be released, the tragic tale of man's arrogance and nature's power still intrigues the public.

Margaret Ann Brady is an orphan living at St. Abernathy's Orphanage for Girls in Whitechapel, London, England. Her older
Victoria Scott
I absolutely love the Titanic story. I love the heroic people who stayed on the boat, and who gave up their places on the lifeboats for others, and above all the band who stayed at played throughout the whole sinking. It's such a heartbreaking story, but it makes me realise how amazing people are. So when I read a historical fiction book about the Titanic, I expect a lot. Luckily, I think this book did them justice. Margaret, the writer of the diary, realised how truly amazing these people were. ...more
Athelas Hale
May 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is another one of those books which I read several years ago, and finally picked up again.
...Yes, I remembered it perfectly.
Yes, I cried again.
Alex Black
This book wrecked me. It's so utterly heartbreaking. These middle grade diaries are lovely in general, but specifically this one hit me really hard. It made me cry a lot, especially during the Titanic tragedy. Absolutely couldn't put it down.

As always, have to note how wonderful these books are for kids. It's only as an adult that I realize how much history I actually learned from them.
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(thrifted this book) - aye

i'm passionate about history any other historical events, so yes, i loved this book and i'm also glad i bought this (even though it was merely because of the price tag). loved the vintage cover feels though, and also enjoyed a day living in the 19th century.
Suad Shamma
Dec 22, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
So I guess I'm a minority with this one. I was not as impressed or touched as the other reviewers with this book. It could be that I've already read so many different accounts of the Titanic that I've become desensitized, but it's more than that.

I felt like the storyline of the book was very similar to the movie. This is supposed to be a first person account of the disaster, as Margaret keeps a diary of her journey. So in theory, a first person account of the Titanic sinking is supposed to pull
I remembered this as better than it was. Which is not to say that it's bad! It's a very well-researched depiction of a journey on the Titanic by a thirteen-year-old lady's companion who lives through the sinking. The description of the ship is dead on and conveys the luxury of first class very well, and the horror of the sinking is also very accurately conveyed, with bittersweet notes about the gallantry of the men who stayed behind.

I think my biggest problem with the book is that the sinking
Margaret is an orphan who gets a position as a traveling companion for Mrs. Carstairs who is traveling on the Titanic's maiden voyage. She hopes to reunite with her brother open arriving in America. The story, as all Dear America's stories are told, is through diary entries. We see the opulence and class distinctions through her eyes as her life in East End London changes for the better. Until, of course, the tragedy that occurs on the voyage.

The author is good at giving a feel for the ship and
Rachel Keith
Mar 12, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
it is a fictional tale but one that truly makes you think about the movie version that we have all seen. the sinking of the titanic is something that most of us have forgotten but this story about a real girl on the ship really gives a new perspective about what happened that fateful nite. a good kids book too. my mom got it for me a long time ago and i reread it and it was still amazing.
Suzanne M Seidel
Oct 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved these books when I was younger so when a friend donated a bucket of books to my classroom and I saw this one in there, I read it for old times sake. I still love it!
Rahul Matthew
As I looked for an Indian version of My Heart will go on,found a band called Tushar lal on YouTube. All I can say it was brilliant, the Indian instruments like the tabla,flute,sitar just blended:)
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First off I am an avid devour of any and all things Titanic. This is the Dear America’s answer to the Titanic.

In this one we get to see a young girl who wishes to see and live in America. She just so happens to get there by route of the Titanic.

It was at times sad, and other times comical. How can a book hold comical with such a tragic historic situation, is due to the events before the sinking. Once on the ship though it is paid respect. Like all other books that has to do with the great ship
Kristin Fisher
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
An awesome and well-written book. As the reader, you can really feel the emotions of Margaret through the word usage. These are real events that a young girl the same age as Margaret could have experienced on the Titanic. At the end of the book, there is a historical note section about the Titanic, real pictures, and a timeline of the Titanic, which was a great addition to the book. You are able to learn more about the history of the Titanic and you can see what the ship and the people looked ...more
Ana Mardoll
Mar 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ana-reviewed
Voyage on the Great Titanic (R.M.S. Titanic) / 0-590-96273-6

"Voyage on the Great Titanic" is unusual for a Dear America installation for several reasons. The narrator is not an American, nor does the story originate there - instead, Margaret is a native of the British isles and is traveling to America as a companion to a wealthy patron, with the intent to settle in America permanently on arrival. The novel is shorter than most, and deals very linearly with the Titanic disaster. Although these
Sep 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
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Apr 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
When Margaret Ann Brady was seven years old, her father died, and her mother died not long after. Eventually, her brother left her at an orphanage in London and immigrated to America, hoping to find a good job there so that he could later pay for Margaret’s passage to America and they could be reunited. When Margaret is thirteen, in the spring of 1912, she gets the opportunity to travel to America and join her brother in Boston, in a different way than expected. Mrs. Carstairs, a wealthy ...more
Apr 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thirteen-year-old Margaret Ann Brady lives at an orphanage in London. Her parents have died, and she longs to join her older brother, who has immigrated to Boston, in America. Margaret gets what she thinks is the opportunity of a lifetime: a job as the companion of Mrs. Carstairs, a wealthy American woman traveling home on the Titanic. All Margaret has to do is keep Mrs. Carstairs company on the voyage, and she will get free passage to America where she can join her brother. And she will get the ...more
Katherine Gray
Jan 23, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Its one of the best books i have read in a long time. That is all i can say. Though if you have read it you might disagree with me. Everybody does generally know how the Great Titanic sank and what become of it- old news, how boring. Though this book is very interesting and different for it shares with you right from getting onto the ship until the awful wreck its had become. This is personal diary of a twelve year old girl who's there to keep a very upper class and wealthy lady company through ...more
Laura O Driscoll
‘Titanic, My Story’, written by Ellen Emerson White, is a wonderfully written story suitable for children of 9+ years. It is a vividly imagined account of life on the Titanic by a young girl. This book would be great to read as part of lessons focusing on the Titanic disaster on its 100 year anniversary. Written in diary form, it allows children to experience through the eyes of another child what happened in what remains one of the biggest maritime disasters of all time. This story rings so ...more
Nov 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is set during the sinking of the Titanic. I liked the way the author uses the diary style writing to make you connect with the characters. It makes you feel as if you are on the sinking boat with them. The fact that the sinking of the Titanic was a real event that happened made me want to read the book even more. I found myself feeling very bad for Margaret and hoping that she would be one of the survivors. There was a lot of excitement and intense reading as you get to the end, not ...more
Oct 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
About being on the titanic & the great disaster of its sinking and the great display of courage within the crew and passengers on the ship.. And many more things about living in that time, where there was a very distinct, significant social classing..You were either First Class.(very rich & famous) 2nd Class (Normal society) or 3rd Class( street beggers, immigrants,workers..) and also gave me a very deep insight into being on the Titanic & what it was like & the great tragedy of ...more
Caitlin Mauragas
Oct 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: social-studies
I read this book when I was a kid. Even though it is historical fiction it gives plenty of factual evidence about the Titanic. The dates are accurate and the description of how the ship went down is factual as well. It was neat because in the back of the book there are pictures of the actual ship, people on it, and survivors. This book was gripping, because the author built of the suspence well to the day of the sinking of the ship. It is appropriate for young readers. There is an innocent ...more
Nov 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A part of the Dear America series, this particular book focuses on the voyage of the Titanic. These books are a wonderful way for students to learn more about these specific times in American history. The writers' stories make past events come alive for the readers and help instill a greater appreciation for our predecessors. Also included at the back of each book is a historical note about the time period as well as reproductions of important documents and paintings during that era. The only ...more
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This talented writer attended Tufts University (and published her first book, Friends for Life, while a senior there) and currently lives in New York City. Ms. White grew up in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Many of her novels feature characters who reside in or around Boston and are fans of the Boston Red Sox (as is Ms. White). In addition to novels, Ms. White has published several biographies. She ...more

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