They should of wrote a book from Jenny the Cat's POV if they were gonna do that. At least she was real but fortunately this clever Kitty took her Kittens and jumped ship so she missed the fatal voyage. Down a rope line with one Kitten at a time now that's a story in it's self. This ship is gonna sink so we're gettin' off is a good title or Down A Line Rope to Salvation: One Mother's Story
"Titanic Voyage from Drumshee" is another good little book. It is told from the POV of a young girl employed as a governess for two children. All three are orphans, which has some to do with the dynamics of the story.
It is more geared (I think) to young girls; it has only a couple places that stretch the imagination, and with an ending that has the girl and her two young charges trapped on the stern of the ship, is one that leaves you guessing until the end.
I reviewed this book for "The Titanic Commutator" last year -- I don't remember the issue, however.
Hey All - Have any of you read Magic Treehouse: Tonight on the Titanic? My daughter Katie, who is in 2nd grade, read this for her class. Its a nice book. This is a story about 2 kids who get transported to the Titanic (via their magic treehouse) a few hours before the sinking and they end up trying to help a couple of kids find a lifeboat. There are histoically true facts presented throughout this book too but written in a way for young readers to understand. This is a great book to introduce the "Titanic" to children.
My daughters class is getting ready to do some kind of big project on the Titanic (after spring break this week) - it will be interesting to see what all is done. I'd be happy to share what my daughter and her class do if anyone is interested. - Beth
That's awesome, Beth. I might have to remember that when I finish my degree in Elementary Education. I have another question for anyone. What would be a good book to introduce Kindergarten age children to the Titanic? I have a friend who teaches kindergarten (trust me, she is a friend) and was wondering what would be a good book for her to introduce it to them? I was thinking Polar: The Titanic Bear might work. Anyone have any other suggestions?
For young readers, TITANIC CROSSING gives a great idea of what the voyage was like for young Albert Trask, especially as he realizes the full reason for his family returning to America, his friendship with fellow passenger Emily (inspired, it is said, by the life of Ruth Becker) and the events of the sinking and aftermath.
I found the book easy to read, and enjoy; imagined myself on the ship the whole time.