Friday, May 22, 2009

The Story of Samson by Kathleen Duble

Duble, Kathleen Benner The Story of Samson, illustrated by Alexander Farquharson. Charlesbridge, 2008. $7.95. PICTURE BOOK. From its creation in 1885 and on through its destruction in 1953, the sailing ship Samson lead a varied and wild life of rescue, exploration and exhibition. The most disputed part of the Samson’s tale is that it might have seen the sinking of the Titanic, but did nothing to help. Told through the reminiscing of an old man as he retells the various pieces of the story to his grandson. As much as I enjoyed reading the book, I am a little stumped on how it should be used, or what audience it would appeal to. Any suggestions? EL – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library-Teacher.


Kathleen Benner Duble said...

I use this book when I am out talking to kids about the fact that we all touch people and events in history that we aren't even aware of. Check out my website for curriculum connections.

Cindy Mitchell said...

Thank you Kathleen, I knew someone out there would have some good ideas. And there's really no one better than the author!

- here is the link to the website, for those who want to visit.