BOOKS ABOUT THE TITANIC
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The Discovery of the Titanic, by Dr. Robert Ballard, who located the sunken Titanic lying 2 ½ miles beneath the surface of the sea. This is the story of his achievement, enhanced by dozens of full-color photos, including two spectacular fold-outs of the wreck. Though aimed at adults, this book will probably appeal to even motivated junior highs. All ages can enjoy the pictures that show the steps in the discovery and exploration of the Titanic. Cat. #01572, $12.99
The Titanic Lost...and Found, by Judy Donnelly. This Step into Reading book makes the exciting story of the sinking of the Titanic and its later discovery accessible to second and third grade readers. The large, colorful illustrations will draw even reluctant readers to this book. Cat. #01573, $3.99.
SOS Titanic, by Eve Bunting. Fifteen-year-old Barry and some of his neighbors from his Irish village are traveling to American on the Titanic, along with the other passengers. Though the other Irish boys threaten Barry's life at the beginning of the trip, by the time the ship begins to sink, the hostilities are forgotten as everyone pulls together to try to survive. This historical novel is aimed at those 12 and up. BTH-3532, $5.40-D
Story of the "Titanic" Cards: 24 black and white postcards showing photos of the Titanic, inside and out, and some of its survivors, before and after the ship sank. Cards are explained in an introduction and notes by Frank O. Braynard. A Dover large-format book. 4.95
The Titanic Coloring Book, by Peter Copeland. This color-it-yourself account of the voyage and shipwreck of the Titanic is from the Dover family of coloring books, and the coloring part is challenging -- not for small children. 30 pages. Cat. #01575, $2.50
Titanic: The Long Night, by Diane Hoh. When the unsinkable sunk, first class passengers Elizabeth and Max and steerage passengers Brian and Patrick Kelleher and Kathleen Mahoney share the biting cold and churning black waters, the tilting lifeboats, and the pathetic screams. Who will survive? For junior high age and above. 4.99.
Cornerstones of Freedom: The Titanic. 32 pages of facts and photographs for middle elementary students, ages 8-12. Tells the details of that very long night minute by minute as the events occurred. 5.95.
The Story of the Titanic As Told by Its Survivors, edited by Jack Winocour, This contains eyewitness accounts of four who survived the tragedy, including Commander Lightoller, the only officer to survive and the Titanic's wireless operator, Harold Bride. Also contains the full unabridged text of "The Loss of the S.S. Titanic," by Lawrence Beesley, and "The Truth About the Titanic," by U.S. Army Col. Archibald Gracie. Dover, 8.95.