Thursday, July 22, 2010
I Survived the Titanic
I Survived The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912. Lauren Tarshis. 2010. Scholastic. 112 pages.
The Titanic was sinking. The gigantic ship had hit an iceberg. Land was far, far away. Ten-year-old George Calder stood on the deck. He shivered because the night was freezing cold. And because he was scared. More scared than he'd ever been before.
George Calder, our hero, has been in and out of trouble most of his life. No one loves adventure more than George. He's a curious boy with a love of adventure and mystery. He is on this trip with his sister, Phoebe, and his aunt, Daisy. And he's loved every minute of it. Loved exploring it top to bottom and everywhere in between. True, he hasn't always behaved as he should. And that's true even when the ship hits the iceberg. He's out of his bed exploring. But nothing really prepared George for this. For the life-or-death adventure he is facing with thousands of other passengers.
© Becky Laney of Young Readers