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Escaping Titanic: A Young Girl's True Story of Survival
Escaping Titanic: A Young Girl's True Story of Survival
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Escaping Titanic: A Young Girl's True Story of Survival

Commemorate the Titanic's disastrous voyage with this harrowing tale of survival. Follow the true story of young Ruth Elizabeth Becker as her awe of the mighty Titanic turns into horror when she is separated from her mother and siblings.

PublisherPicture Window Books
Age Level5-10 Years
Reading LevelGrades 3-5
Trim Size9 x 11
Page Count32



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"Based on the true survival tale of 12-year-old Ruth Becker, this biographical narrative features technical background on the ship, an effective relaying of the terror, a conclusion lending a historical perspective, and dynamic illustrations." - Book Links

September 1, 2012

Library Media Connection - Lonna Pierce, School Librarian, MacArthur & Thomas Jefferson Elementary Schools,

"This is a gripping story told through the eyes of 12-year-old Titanic survivor Ruth Becker. The horror of that night is conveyed believably by both the prose and the shocking drama illustrating the ship going down in icy, dark waters. Ruth’s story was not revealed until years later as she could not speak about her ordeal. . . .Ruth is beautifully illuminated to stand out in the lifeboat as her story stands out in the crowd of Titanic 100th anniversary commemoratives. The chronology is cleverly printed on White Star Line stationery, and the afterword, with a photograph of young Ruth Becker, is very moving. . . .this biographical story is ideal as a read-aloud. Recommended." - Library Media Connection

April 1, 2013