Voices From the Disaster

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Acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson pieces together the story of the Titanic , drawing on the voices of survivors.

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic , a topic that continues to haunt and thrill readers to this day, this book by award-winning author Deborah Hopkinson weaves together the voices and stories of actual Titanic survivors and witnesses to the disaster. Packed with heart-stopping action, devastating drama, fascinating historical details, archival photographs, and quotes from primary sources, this gripping story, which follows the Titanic and its passengers from the ship's celebrated launch at Belfast to her cataclysmic icy end, is sure to thrill and move readers.

Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780545116749
Characteristics: 289 p. : ill. ; 20 cm


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The story of the sinking of the Titanic has been told many times, but Hopkinson brings new life to it by telling much of the story through eyewitness accounts. Illus. with period photos.

Aug 07, 2014

This was such a good book about the infamous ship. The detail that she goes through with all the passengers stories is absolutely amazing!!!

Jan 27, 2014

The best book ever about the Titanic. You really get to hear about how the story happened from the people actually on the ship when it happened. Instead of people and researchers trying to piece it together. I gives really good informational facts and pictures. Love it so much one of my favorite books.

ChristchurchLib Apr 23, 2013

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Dec 23, 2012

An excellent book about the Titanic. Hopkinson lets the survivors speak for themselves, pulling together their experiences in an engaging narrative. The historical photos really helped bring the story to life. I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in the story of the sinking of the Titanic.

Dimmu16 Apr 09, 2012

I very much liked this book because it had amazing photos and stories of survivors!


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Dimmu16 Apr 09, 2012

"...the boat we were in started to take in water....We had to bail. I was standing in ice water up to the top of my boots all the time, rowing continuously for nearly five hours...." -Marian Thayer (Jack Thayer's Mother)”

Dimmu16 Apr 09, 2012

“"Even through my numbness I began to realize that I was saved - that I would live." -Jack Thayer

Dimmu16 Apr 09, 2012

“There were a lot of quotes in this book. From the survivors! Here are some of them. "The water was intensely cold..." -Charles Lightoller


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Dimmu16 Apr 09, 2012

Dimmu16 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over


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Dimmu16 Apr 09, 2012

It describes the last trip and gives a lot of quotes from survivors and or their letters. It also gives a few facts we may not know about!


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