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Children's Nonfiction Post-confederation (1867-)

Children of the Titanic

by (author) Christine Welldon

Publisher
Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
Feb 2012
Category
Post-Confederation (1867-)
Recommended Age
7 to 10
Recommended Grade
4
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781551098920
    Publish Date
    Feb 2012
    List Price
    $14.95

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On April 10, 1912, the Titanic departed Southampton, England, on its first voyage across the Atlantic, carrying 2,240 passengers, 109 of them children. Introducing young readers to the ship that couldn’t sink, Children of the Titanic follows three children—Beth Cook, age six, travelling third class; Charlotte Murphy, age eight, second class; and John Crosby, age eleven, first class. We meet them as they board and get settled in their rooms in different parts of the vessel, witness their experience of the gripping sequence of events early in the morning of April 15, and see their eventual arrival in New York on the rescue ship Carpathia.

Bringing to life the sights and sounds of the ship from a child’s perspective, author Christine Welldon tours young readers through the plush first- and second-class staterooms, the gymnasium, swimming pool, library, and French café, as well as the humbler accommodations in third class.

The book includes over 40 photographs, highlighted glossary terms, and sidebars on aspects of shipbuilding, early twentieth-century life, and the events of April 15, 1912.

About the author

Christine Welldon is the author of several books including The Children of Africville; Children of the Titanic; Canadian Pacific Railway: Pon Git Cheng and Pier 21: Listen to My Story. Her work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, The Fiddlehead, Canadian Business and Omni magazines. Her most recent book Reporter in Disguise: The Intrepid Vic Steinberg is on the Honours list for the American Library Association Amelia Bloomer Award for excellence in feminist children's literature, and short-listed for the Children's Choice Hackmatack Award, 2015. Her newest book, Lifelines: The Lanier Phillips Story will be released in the fall of 2014 by Breakwater Books.

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Children of the Titanic

Bringing to life the sights and sounds of the Titanic from a child’s perspective, the author takes young readers on a tour of the plush first and second class staterooms, the gymnasium, swimming pool, library and French café, as well as the humble accommodations in third class. We meet three children as they get settled in their rooms and witness their experiences on the night of the Titanic’s sinking, as well as their arrival in New York on the rescue ship.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. Spring, 2012.

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