This is the tragic story of the Titanic, the biggest and most luxurious ocean liner the world had ever seen, which sank on her maiden voyage in April 1912. Beautiful, double-page illustrations with amazing cross-sections and cutaway details explain the construction and mechanical details of this gigantic ship and reveal life onboard for passengers and crew. Each new illustThis is the tragic story of the Titanic, the biggest and most luxurious ocean liner the world had ever seen, which sank on her maiden voyage in April 1912. Beautiful, double-page illustrations with amazing cross-sections and cutaway details explain the construction and mechanical details of this gigantic ship and reveal life onboard for passengers and crew. Each new illustration reveals different aspects of life in the early 20th century, and the text highlights hidden details for you to spot. As you follow the pictorial story of this world-famous liner, you will discover how she was built and equipped, what kind of passengers and crew she carried, and what facilities she offered onboard. You will also find out how she struck an iceberg and met with disaster,why she sank so quickly, how many people were saved, and how many lives were lost. You can compare the differences between the Titanic's passengers-from the first-class millionaires to the third-class emigrants-and find out how they dressed, where they ate and slept, and what they did to amuse themselves during the voyage. You can also take a closer look at some of the passengers and crew,and follow their different fates from the exciting start of the voyage to its tragic end....
|Title||:||Story of the Titanic|
|Number of Pages||:||48 Pages|
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Story of the Titanic Reviews
Reason for Reading: I have always been fascinated with the Titanic and am participating in a Titanic Reading Challenge this year.Just mentioning that this book is published by DK will automatically give you an impression as to what to expect. An oversized, hardcover with a plentiful profusion of illustration and upon the survivor's return photographs and contemporary items such as newspaper headlines. The book takes us on a matter of fact chronological course of events that led up to that fateful night, through the sinking and then finally through photographs of the return of the survivors, the news, the inquiries, short blurbs of some survivors and final information on Ballard's finding of the ship 1985.Each topic is a two page spread and drawn in cutaways to show the reader the inside of the boat as she stood. The illustration is labeled all over the place, like one of those old Richard Scary word/picture illustrations. Along the top and the bottom of each page are little vignettes of something happening within the large scene and then the reader is supposed to find that little illustration in the larger picture as in a "look-and-find" book. Spending time one will find all sorts of interesting little bits of events going on in the pictures and the occasional humorous one too, like the sailor who happens to be sitting on the toilet in one picture! The pictures are awesome and the cutaways are the perfect way to explore the inside of the ship as we can see where things were situated in comparison to each other. Though no mention of this is made in the book's copyright page this is a reprinting of an earlier title of the same name. The only difference between this book and the earlier "Story of the Titanic" illustrated by Steve Noon is that the original is a very large, oversized horizontally wide book, making for an extravagant picture book. This book is oversized but only slightly in the vertical direction and obviously it would loose it's extravagance compared to the original. Having never read, nor seen the original I was non the wiser and enjoyed this book for what I got. Kids will especially like the "search and find" interactive component of the book which will have them finding many more hidden treasures in the gorgeous paintings. Recommended mostly for 11 and under.
The Story of the Titanic by Steve Noon is a phenomenal non-fiction social studies book. The book contains massive and detailed illustrations that really capture the historical background of the Titanic. Furthermore, the book reveals informative facts that are short and concise. Since many students find history to be a total bore, this book is guaranteed to interest students. Considering that there are short reading passages and brilliant illustrations, students will become engrossed with this piece of non-fiction. The book additionally reveals the aftermath of the Titanic as well as information regarding the masterminds behind the construction of the Titanic. I highly recommend this book to students who are interested in learning about the greatest ship ever made!
This is a phenomenal book from Steve Noon and DK Publishing. A precise timeline of the sinking combined with unbelievably detailed illustrations capture what life was like aboard Titanic up to and through its sinking in a way that will resonate well with readers. It's great for reluctant readers, too, as the text engages them in an "I Spy" or "Where's Waldo?" manner, inviting them to search for specific historical figures in the illustrations. This is one juvenile nonfiction that is just as enjoyable for adult readers as for young ones; although the facts will be nothing new for adults, the illustrations alone are worth the price of the book. Highly recommended.
Story of the Titanic tells us the sad but interesting tale of the Titanic. On the 15th of April 1912, the Titanic sunk, after colliding with an iceburg, at 11:14PM on the 15th of April, while on her first voyage, to New York. A great insite into what happened with brilliant illustrations.
A brilliant non-fiction account of the Titanic, from conception to sinking. This will engage reluctant readers; with things to find on some pages, fantastically detailed illustrations and lots of interesting facts.
There are many books about The Titanic. I like this book because it does not focus solely on the sinking of the ship. The illustrations with cut-out looking inside the ship are interesting and I think kids will enjoy peering inside.
Sam has recently developed a fascination with all things Titanic. He checked out every book from the library on the topic, but this one is by far his favorite. The illustrations are very detailed, which he likes.
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Beautiful and heart-wrenching, as any Titanic book is bound to be.It contains lots and lots of facts--each page is packed--so even diehard longtime Titanic fans will find something new here.