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Mone, Gregory.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2012
IL 3-6, RL 5.2
ISBN 1596436735

(2 booktalks)
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Booktalk #1

Patrick is a 12 year old boy living in Belfast in the early 1900s.  His brother has gotten a job on a luxury ship that is sailing to America.  Patrick sneaks aboard the ship with stolen papers to try to work his way to America as well.  But shoveling coal is just not the thing for Patrick.  After he passes out, he is sent to work with the waitstaff.  His job is to empty the big spittoons aboard the ship.  In spite of this awful job, fortune finds Patrick in the form of a wealthy book collector who takes him under his wing.  More adventure awaits him as he sails to America on the maiden voyage of the Titanic.

Boktalk #2

Take a twelve-year old boy, Patrick Waters, a wealthy man with a rare and valuable book, and two villains who are desperate for money. Place them on the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic and you'll get an exciting read, full of mystery and intrigue. You'll feel like you are right on the Titanic as Patrick moves about the ship in his job as steward, trying to thwart the criminals who will do anything to get their hands on the rare book. There is danger at every turn as the ship heads for the iceberg that spells disaster for Patrick and the passengers on board. Read Dangerous Waters to find out for yourself if Patrick can make the right choices and escape with his life.(South Carolina Children's Book Award nominee, 2015 Prepared by: Kate Byrd, Belton Elementary School,

SUBJECTS:     BConduct of life -- Fiction.
                        Books and reading -- Fiction.
                        Widener, Harry Elkins, 1885-1912 -- Fiction.
                        Robbers and outlaws -- Fiction.
                        Tutors and tutoring -- Fiction.
                        Social classes -- Fiction.
                        Titanic (Steamship) -- Fiction.

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