Children of the Titanic by Christine Welldon

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On April 10, 1912, the Titanic departed Southampton, England, on its first voyage across the Atlantic, carrying 2,240 passengers, 109 of them children. Introducing young readers to the ship that couldn't sink, Children of the Titanic follows three children—Beth Cook, age six, traveling third class; Charlotte Murphy, age eight, second class; and John Crosby, age eleven, first class. We meet them as they board and get settled in their rooms in different parts of the vessel, witness their experience of the gripping sequence of events on the night of April 15, and see their eventual arrival in New York on the rescue ship Carpathia. Bringing to life the sights and sounds of the ship from a child's perspective, author Christine Welldon tours young readers through the plush first- and second-class staterooms, the gymnasium, swimming pool, library and French café, as well as the humbler accommodations in third class. The book includes over forty photographs, highlighted glossary terms, and sidebars on aspects of shipbuilding, early twentieth-century life and the events of April 15, 1912.

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Christine Welldon is the author of several children's books including "The Children of Africville"; "Children of the Titanic"; "Molly Kool: Captain of the Atlantic"; "Canadian Pacific Railway: Pon Git Cheng"; and "Pier 21: Listen to My Story". Her work has also appeared in the "Globe and Mail "and in "The Fiddlehead", "Canadian Business "and "Omni "magazines. Christine currently divides her time between Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, and Toronto, Ontario.
Published September 1, 2012 by Nimbus Publishing. 92 pages
Genres: History, Children's Books.