Four Days on The Titanic (A True Book: The Titanic) (A True Book (Relaunch)) (Paperback)
Rediscover the story of the largest and most luxurious ship ever built!
For the first four days, everything went as planned on the Titanic. First-class passengers enjoyed their large, beautifully furnished rooms and 10-course meals in the ship's fanciest dining room. They also enjoyed using the reading rooms, the huge swimming pool, and the gymnasium. Second- and third-class passengers sailed in their not quite so fancy facilities. Then, on the evening of April 14, just one day short of arriving in New York, the Titanic struck an iceberg. 2 hours and 40 minutes later, the "unsinkable" ship disappeared beneath the waves. More than 1,500 of the 2,200 people on board perished. It was the biggest maritime tragedy to date. Four Days on the Titanic offers a firsthand look at life, and tragedy, on this mighty vessel.
ABOUT THE SERIES:
On the night of April 14-15, 1912, the largest and most luxurious ship ever built hit an iceberg and sunk on her maiden voyage. More than 100 years later, the Titanic continues to fascinate. How did this supposedly "unsinkable" ship meet its icy fate? Who were the people who sailed on the ship, and what was that experience like before, during, and after the disaster? What did explorers discover in 1985 when they found the sunken ship at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean? Featuring historical imagery, first-hand accounts, and lively text, the four titles in this series will answer all these questions… and more.
About the Author
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Laura McClure Anastasia has worked in educational publishing for two decades. She is an editor for a national news magazine for kids. She loves that her work gives her an excuse to ask questions and learn more about the world around her every single day. Laura lives in Bradenton, Florida, with her two fun children and her very adorable dog.