I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic 1912 by Lauren Tarshis

Book #! in the I Survived series deals with the sinking of the Titanic (Book #2 is about the shark attacks of 1916).  The story is written as historical fiction with fictional characters set within the  historically accurate setting of the Titanic and its sinking after running into an iceberg on April 15, 1912.  The main character is a ten-year-old boy named George Calder who is aboard the ship with his sister Phoebe and his aunt Daisy.  George is an explorer and tends to get in trouble with his antics on the ship.  When the ship strikes the iceberg, George’s knowledge of the ship and his brave behavior save the day for a few of the passengers.  The whole book, which is only 96 pages long, takes place on the day of April 15th, and the story moves along at a quick pace.  The afterword by the author gives more information on the Titanic.


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