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Download I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 epub

by Lauren Tarshis

The most terrifying events in history are brought vividly to life in this new fictional series! In book 1, ten-year-old George is trapped on the Titanic -- how will he survive? Ten-year-old George Calder can't believe his luck -- he and his little sister, Phoebe, are on the famous Titanic, crossing the ocean with their Aunt Daisy. The ship is full of exciting places to explore, but when George ventures into the first class storage cabin, a terrible boom shakes the entire boat. Suddenly, water is everywhere, and George's life changes forever. Lauren Tarshis brings history's most exciting and terrifying events to life in this New York Times bestselling series. Readers will be transported by stories of amazing kids and how they survived!
Download I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 epub
ISBN: 0545206871
ISBN13: 978-0545206877
Category: Children
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: Lauren Tarshis
Language: English
Publisher: Scholastic Press; 1 edition (June 1, 2010)
Pages: 112 pages
ePUB size: 1795 kb
FB2 size: 1684 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 194
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I have a fourth grader who absolutely REFUSES to read but he's gotten hooked on this series and begged me to buy him the whole set for Christmas. I have another fourth grader and sixth grader who also enjoy them, but it's the non-reader that got my attention. Anything that interests him is worth it in my book! Typically, he sets a timer after school to keep track of how long he's supposed to "read" (although much of that time is spent staring out the window or checking the timer to see what's left). When he started these books, suddenly, he would keep reading past his timer and tell me he couldn't stop till he found out what happened. I think they're supposed to be second - third grade books but several of my boys love them.
The I Survived books have my 9 (almost 10) year old reading! He hated books. Well, he hated reading. Like, HATED. but he picked up an I survived book at our local book fair and read it. ALL of it. Then he asked for more of those. He wants to read all of them! I got him the Titanic one and he read it in ONE day. I can't say enough about them not only did they get him to find a love for reading, but for history, and true stories.
He likes to imagine and make things personal, so he connects with the realness of these books, even though they are not "true stories". H has even learned so much! The Children's Blizzard one was his first one, and he came to me with knowledge and understanding.
This one, the Sinking of the Titanic, held his interest so much that days later he is still telling me about it and finding ways to learn more about that historical event and ship. These books are a MUST for any child's library.
Another winner from the I survived book series! My son loves anything Titanic and this book was no exception. The reason we love this series so much is that it is from a child's perspective based on real events in history, and my son loves non-fiction stories so it merries the two very nicely. Sometimes the subjects might seem too scary-real for some children but you will have to decide that for yourself based on your own child. I think most kids over the age of 6 will love these read to them until they are old enough to read on own. I love reading them with him as well because I tend to learn lots of things, too! I believe these are written for the average reader that is between 8-10 years old. Enjoy!
My husband and I both LOVE to read and we never worried that our son would grow to enjoy it, too. Yet by the time 3rd grade rolled around, we had a child who HATED reading books. The bookcase in our living room grew heavier with more enticing tales and he wouldn't read a single page in any of them. He enjoyed the books I read aloud to him very much but he simply refused to read on his own. "Diary of a Whimpy Kid!" everyone shouted. He wouldn't touch them. "Hatchet!" they urged. We read it aloud after he refused to begin it on his own. Then someone said "Buy the four dollar 'I Survived' series and trust me, he will read from then on." Yeah, okay.

Since my son had recently shown interest in the Titanic after watching a documentary, I bought this book used off Amazon just to see if it would spark his interest. It arrived in the mail and he was happy when I told him the package was for him. He opened it and was curious. He actually read a page.
Now, I'll be honest. The book sat for months untouched. Then one day he decided to look at it again, all on his own. He read a few more pages. Next thing we knew he was refusing to turn off his light and go to sleep because he was reading. He was ignoring my requests for him to put away his laundry because he was reading. He wouldn't stop and eat breakfast because he was reading. HE WAS READING! It worked!!!

I'm very grateful to the person who first told me to try this series. It grab's a child's interest and holds on so they keep turning those pages. If you are in the same boat that we just got out of with a boy who won't read, consider trying this book!
I bought this book at a scholastic book fair for my then 8 year old daughter and she really enjoyed the book. She had been requesting the rest of the series once she found out there were more books. I bought my nine year old daughter the full series and she loves the books. She has read them all two to three times and shares them with her classmates as they take turns taking them home to read. She talks about the events all the time and how amazing it is that the people survived and has intrigued her interest more with the types of natural disasters that occur and incidents of mass casualty such as the sinking of the Titanic. Great books.
Great book!
I bought this kindle book for my 12-year-old grandson. He read it rather quickly it, which says a lot. He's a very good reader but a very picky reader. The story has to be genuinely engaging for him to read it. So, based on my grandson's review, I've given it four stars.

Bear in mind that book reviews (like movie/play reviews) are based heavily on opinion. Other reviewed items have concrete qualities that the user can point out to validate the review. However, given the subject matter of this book, it's probably a good read.
Our 7 year old grandson is hooked on this series.. He doesn't choose to read - but this book definitely kept his interest and attention.