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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Titanic Sinks!: Experience the Titanic's Doomed Voyage in This Unique Presentation of Fact Andfiction

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Publisher Comments:

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, Barry Denenberg has created a one-of-a-kind, high-concept book that's a unique combination of fiction and nonfiction. He uses a fictional framework to present the true story of the building and launching of the Titanic and to give a "you are there" feeling as the ship goes down. Lavishly designed with authentic period photographs and illustrations throughout, Titanic Sinks! immerses you in the era of the Titanic and reminds you why it's still a cultural touchstone a hundred years after its demise.

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"In a closing note, Denenberg writes that his goal is 'to make history come alive, to create a sense of being there.' He succeeds entirely in this gripping recounting of the Titanic's doomed maiden voyage, chronicled in the tabloid-style pages of a fictional magazine, riffing on the format he used in Lincoln Shot! (2008). Melding fact and fiction, the book compiles dramatic headlines, articles that range from news bulletins about the building of the ship to a chatty tour of its lavish interior, and an array of stunning period photographs. At its core is the journal of the magazine's chief correspondent, a passenger who describes his peers' onboard pastimes and shares some eerie premonitions (sure that his ship is unsinkable, the captain cancels a lifeboat drill) before delving into a harrowing minute-by-minute report on the ship's sinking, which ends mid-word. The most chilling section collects actual survivors' recollections of their experiences in the lifeboats. Published in advance of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking, it's a polished and engaging account of one of the 20th century's most infamous disasters. Ages 10 — up. (Nov.)â–" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Barry Denenberg lives in Bedford, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670012435
Author:
Denenberg, Barry
Publisher:
Viking Children's Books
Subject:
Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-US History
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Dimensions:
12.78 x 9.4 x 0.5 in 1.6 lb
Age Level:
from 9 up to AND UP

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In a closing note, Denenberg writes that his goal is 'to make history come alive, to create a sense of being there.' He succeeds entirely in this gripping recounting of the Titanic's doomed maiden voyage, chronicled in the tabloid-style pages of a fictional magazine, riffing on the format he used in Lincoln Shot! (2008). Melding fact and fiction, the book compiles dramatic headlines, articles that range from news bulletins about the building of the ship to a chatty tour of its lavish interior, and an array of stunning period photographs. At its core is the journal of the magazine's chief correspondent, a passenger who describes his peers' onboard pastimes and shares some eerie premonitions (sure that his ship is unsinkable, the captain cancels a lifeboat drill) before delving into a harrowing minute-by-minute report on the ship's sinking, which ends mid-word. The most chilling section collects actual survivors' recollections of their experiences in the lifeboats. Published in advance of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking, it's a polished and engaging account of one of the 20th century's most infamous disasters. Ages 10 — up. (Nov.)â–" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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