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Wolf, Alan.
Somerville, MA : Candlewick, 2011
ISBN 0763637033
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Can you believe that April 2012 is the one-hundred-year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic?  If it feels like “old news,” trust me, it won’t when you read The Watch That Ends the Night!  This novel in verse is unlike anything you have read before.  The author brings twenty-four real Titanic passengers vividly to life through poems written from each person’s point of view.  There’s E.J. Smith, the captain … John Jacob Astor, the millionaire … the “Unsinkable” socialite Molly Brown … along with refugees, immigrants, and teenagers bound for America.  My personal favorite passenger is the ship’s rat, who scuttles, sniffs, and snacks his way from one end of the boat to the other.  The most haunting poems of all are written from the point of view of the iceberg itself: “I’ve traveled southward many weeks, / for now that my emergence is complete, / there is a certain ship I long to meet.”   We all know what happened to  that "certain ship", but the story of the Titanic has never been told quite like this before.  From the spinechilling cover art to the creaking of the ship’s rivets, you will feel like you are THERE! (Amy Pickett, Ridley High School, Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards Program Booktalks 2012-2013)
SUBJECTS:     Titanic (Steamship) -- Fiction.
                        Shipwrecks -- Fiction.
                        Novels in verse.

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