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Denenberg, Barry.
New York : Viking, 2011
IL 5-8, RL 8.9
ISBN 0670012432
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We’ve all read books about the catastrophic sinking of the Titanic. This one is different. Dennenberg gives us a remarkably fresh perspective by presenting a combination of fact and fiction to retell the story from the building and launching of the world class ship to its unbelievable sinking and botched rescue. The author creates a true “you are there” feeling through photographs, fictional diary entries, newspaper articles, journalists’ notes, interviews, menus, provision lists and much more. We meet both the heroes and the cowards. We sense the initial denial and confusion, and then feel the fear and panic in our chest as the reality of the situation becomes obvious. We can’t help but ask ourselves what we would have done if we were there. Dennenberg based everything on factual information from extensive research. It includes plenty of fascinating photographs including one picture of the iceberg that may have been the one to take down the Titanic. You won’t be able to put this book down until the last page is read.  (Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards Program Booktalks 2012-2013)
SUBJECTS:     Titanic (Steamship).
                        Shipwrecks -- North Atlantic Ocean.

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