Wednesday, March 28, 2018

What Was the Titanic? by Stephanie Sabol - ESSENTIAL

Sabol, Stephanie What Was the Titanic?, 107 pages. NON-FICTION Penguin Workshop (Penguin), 2018. $16. Language: G.  

This book tells how the Titanic was built from the hull to the elegant first, second and third class rooms.  It explains what life is like in the different parts of the ship for workers or different classes of people.  Then the night the Titanic hits the iceberg and the rescue efforts as well how many different people died.  There is also a chapter about the sea explorer who discovered the sunken Titanic two miles below sea.  

The sinking of the Titanic is considered one of the greatest disasters at sea of all time and whether because it has been Hollywoodized or just because it is a shocking tragedy, it’s a story that is still worth reading about.  The pictures throughout the book are sketches and sixteen photographs, they could have been better, but they help the reader visualize the story.  I love this series of books and think they are a fantastic way to get nonfiction stories to younger readers as well as supplement history lessons. 

EL (K-3), EL – ESSENTIAL; MS – ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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