On April 14, 1912, t the world's largest ship, the Titanic, struck an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. At 2:20 a.m. the Titanic disappeared into the ocean leaving hundreds of passengers struggling in the cold waters.
What happened during those two and a half hours? Did the crew try to stop the flooding? Why weren't they successful? How did the passengers respond to the crisis? Would a wife leave her husband and get into the lifeboat knowing she would never see him again? Were the third class passengers in the lowest deck of the ship able to get out to save themselves?
The story of those last hours filled with courage are shared here through photographs, illustrations and narrative descriptions of the actions of the crew. Short vignettes bringing individual passengers to life heighten the picture of bravery and sacrifice.
Powerfully told the book offers a fascinating glimpse of the final hours and the enormity of this well known disaster at sea.
32 pages 978-1684024292 Ages 7-10
Keywords: disaster, ships, history, loss, transportation, courage, bravery, risk, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, part of a series
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
From the moment the iceberg was spotted, at 11:40 P.M. on April 14, 1912, the Titanic's fate was sealed. Its 2,200 passengers and crew, in the course of two momentous hours, would meet their destiny in the icy, black waters of the North Atlantic.
As the moments passed and the reality of what was happening began to sink in, the crew would make heroic efforts to save as many passengers as possible. In the end, however, the great ship would exact a harrowing toll from all on board.
Titanic's Last Hours: The Facts is a riveting account of the last two hours the supposedly unsinkable ship was afloat.
Beginning at 11:40 P.M., the book relives the events set in motion after the brush with the iceberg and culminates with the sinking of the ship at 2:20 A.M.
The fascinating moment-by-moment action along with large-format color images, maps, and fact boxes bring the nail-biting tension that passengers and crew must have faced in those final hours fully to life. Titanic's Last Hours: The Facts is part of Bearport's Titanica series.---from the publisher