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Fire Fly
01 October 2018
A large-format, fully illustrated exploration of the Titanic that gives both the sailing experience as well as the tragic end. Includes reproductions of period items, a narrated tour of the ship, eyewitness accounts and the official investigation.

There is no limit to our appetite for the Titanic. The ship's demise more than 100 years ago still invites curiosity, fascination and conjecture. This is a meticulously reconstructed adventure of the legendary disaster.

Author Jim Pipe assumes the role of one of the many journalists that covered the maiden voyage. He describes the facts: the financiers and builders, the shipyard, the layout and state-of-the-art technology, the passengers, the appointments, staterooms, dining rooms and more, and also the "hidden" spaces used by the lower-class passengers and the crew.... And of course, he conveys the public astonishment at this new "wonder of the world," the biggest ship ever, and unsinkable!

The narrator's imaginary account is combined with period photographs, illustrations, tip-ins, booklets and other ephemera and eyewitness accounts of the sinking, including those by surviving children. He covers the aftermath of the tragedy and includes the reports and inquiries of the official investigation.

From excitement to horror, Titanic is a richly detailed and dramatic experience for readers of all ages.
By:   Jim Pipe
Imprint:   Fire Fly
Country of Publication:   Canada
Dimensions:   Height: 267mm,  Width: 305mm, 
Weight:   916g
ISBN:   9781554073030
ISBN 10:   1554073030
Pages:   26
Publication Date:   01 October 2018
Recommended Age:   From 10 to 18 years
Audience:   Young adult ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Jim Pipe studied Ancient & Modern History at Oxford University, then spent ten years in publishing before becoming a full-time writer. He has written numerous non-fiction books for children, many on historical subjects. He lives in Dublin.

Reviews for Titanic

Keeps the memories of that fateful event alive with incredible detail... An engrossing and revealing read. Titanic is a fascinating read.... Written in the first person, it details, to the minute, life onboard ship, from its departure to its last moments.

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