On Board the Titanic: What It Was Like When the Great Liner Sank

by Shelley Tanaka and Ken Marschall

Harold Bride worked in the wireless room of the Titanic, while Jack Thayer... read more

Harold Bride worked in the wireless room of the Titanic, while Jack Thayer and his parents had access to the luxury oceanliner's first class accommodations. Bride later became an important witness during subsequent U.S. and British investigations. Thayer insisted for years he had seen the Titanic break in two on the night of the sinking and in 1985 he was proved right. Based largely on these two survivor's experiences, the easy fictionalized narrative is filled with dialogue. A wide range of compelling photographs, cross-section illustrations, drawings and paintings in full color, charts, and other visual material are handsomely placed on all pages of a gripping account. Daisy Spedden's Polar, the Titanic Bear (Little, Brown, 1994) is an excellent companion to this book. (Ages 8-14)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1996

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