Titanic Death on the Water
Written by Tom Bradman
Part of the National Archives Series
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Death on the Water brings the great ship alive for young readers by combining both fact and fiction. The famous story of the sinking of the great ship Titantic has fascinated all who have heard it since the actual event took place 100 years ago. Told as seen through the eyes of a fourteen year old bell boy, this dramatic and touching story gives insight into the excitement of the maiden voyage of this ground-breaking ship followed by the absolute horror of its catastrophic end.
A great read for boys in particular because the protagonist is a 14 year old bell boy. Titanic My Story is a great read for girls for its protagonist is a young girl aboard the ship.
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About the Author
Interest Age: from 9 to 11
More books by Tom Bradman
A & C Black Publishers Ltd
29th March 2012
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