Another classic easy reader that has been in print for well over twenty years. This book brings the story of the sinking of the Titanic to life for a first time introduction to the topic. Quite a detailed look at the entire episode for an 'easy reader'. The description of the sinking is well-described and manages to include all of the major events that lead to the sinking and the famous points of interest commonly known about that night. The book goes on to talk about the rescue and the eventual safety laws and precautions put into place afterwards to ensure such a tragedy never happened again. Then the book leaps forward to Robert Ballard's 1985 finding of the Titanic's resting place on the ocean floor. Since the book was written only two years after the initial discovery this is where the story ends so none of the future exploration and findings had happened yet. However, still one of the best books in this series that will remain a timeless classic.
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Another classic easy r...
While Titanic fever se...
While Titanic fever seems to have died a bit (I think pirate fever has too, even before the recent troubles), it's still a fascinating subject for quite a few kids. For young readers, this will be a good introduction. Also includes the safety regulations put into place after the disaster.
48 pages2-3rd gradeIn...
48 pages 2-3rd grade Informational Picture Storybook Donnelly's book is an very broad look at the Titanic, the day it sank, and Robert Ballard's search to find it years later. The book is appropriate for younger children as it moves swiftly through the tragic event without any gory details of drowning passengers. I'm not sure it's appropriate for an exact death tally to be cited for a second grade class ("2,227 people set sail and only 705 were rescued"). That type of information could potentially give a young child anxiety or nightmares. I enjoyed Kohler's illustrations, which were directly referenced frequently in the text. Maps of the Atlantic Ocean and diagrams of the structure of the boat were employed successfully. This book was written for children that are younger than I would teach. I do think, however, that it is an overall gentle introduction into a tragedy where hundreds of people died and would be suitable for most younger children.
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