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I Survived The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (I Survived Graphix) Paperback – Illustrated, February 4, 2020
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George Calder must be the luckiest kid alive - he and his little sister, Phoebe, are sailing with their aunt on the Titanic, the greatest ship ever built! George can't resist exploring every inch of the incredible boat, even if it gets him into trouble.
But one night while George is off exploring, a terrible boom shakes the entire boat. Soon the impossible is happening: The Titanic is sinking.
George has always gotten out of trouble before. Can he survive this nightmare?
With art by Haus Studio and text adapted by Georgia Ball, Lauren Tarshis's New York Times bestselling I Survived series takes on vivid new life in this bold graphic novel edition. Includes nonfiction back matter with facts and historical photos of the real-life Titanic disaster.
Perfect for readers who prefer the graphic novel format, or for existing fans of the I Survived chapter book series, I Survived graphic novels combine historical facts with high-action storytelling that's sure to keep any reader turning the pages.
"The first installment of Tarshis' sprawling prose disaster oeuvre for young readers is reimagined in visually interesting full-color comic panels that support its recognizable thrilling pace and convenient twists. Many of the most exciting scenes are largely wordless, spotlighting the propulsive action amid growing tensions. A fresh and interesting adaptation, making for an easy crowd pleaser." -- Kirkus Reviews
"The original I Survived series already has lots of appeal for emerging readers, but this graphic adaptation of Tarshis' novel not only stays incredibly true to the original story but now provides another format in which to enjoy this high-interest and easily accessible piece of historical fiction. The illustrations nicely complement the plot-driven tone and softly show the historical horror appropriately for a young audience without minimalizing its tragedy... Readers will be poring over the pages to see what happens next, even if they're already familiar with the story." -- Booklist
"Dark, subdued, inky art sets a somber tone, while a parade of mostly small panels builds suspense and promises to engage readers." -- Jody Kopple, Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA
Praise for Lauren Tarshis's I Survived chapter books:
Praise for I Survived the American Revolution, 1776:
"Tarshis successfully blends historical fact with an involving narrative." -- School Library Journal
Praise for I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79:
"Tarshis serves up another gripping adventure... with the light-speed pacing and death-defying maneuvering fans have come to expect." -- Booklist
Praise for I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863:
"Informative and breathlessly paced." -- Kirkus Reviews
Praise for I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001:
"[Tarshis] crafts a dramatic, emotionally intense tale that takes account of 9/11's physical and emotional costs -- short- and long-term -- while ending on an upward beat." -- Kirkus Reviews
Praise for I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005:
"Expressive illustrations capture the drama of the storm and its aftermath, but the book's real power comes from its exploration of what it means to be a hero." -- Booklist
Praise for I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916:
"A gripping story that will hold the interest of reluctant readers." -- School Library Journal
Praise for I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912:
"The fast pace and intrinsically fascinating disaster story will keep readers turning the pages." -- Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Georgia Ball is an author and comic writer who has been lucky enough to work on most of her favorite childhood characters. She's written stories for Strawberry Shortcake, Frozen, Care Bears, Transformers, Littlest Pet Shop, My Little Pony, and many other popular brands. She's the author of two historical fiction graphic novels for Osprey Publishing, and she adapted Lauren Tarshis's I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 and I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 into graphic novels for Scholastic. When she isn't writing words, she writes code as a front-end developer for mobile advertising. Georgia is also the author of two webcomics, Follipops and Scooter and Ferret on Webtoon. She lives with her husband, her daughter, two cats, and a dog in Washington State. For more information about her recent work, visit GeorgiaBallAuthor.com.
Haus Studio was founded in 1997 by a group of friends who self-published their own comics. They are located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but collaborate with writers and publishers around the world. In addition to their illustration work, the team runs an art school and has organized comic book conventions and other exhibitions in Latin America. Haus Studio artists consider themselves storytellers more than artists, and therefore love working on projects with rich stories to tell.
- Publisher : Graphix; Illustrated edition (February 4, 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 160 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1338120913
- ISBN-13 : 978-1338120912
- Reading age : 8 - 10 years, from customers
- Lexile measure : GN390L
- Grade level : 3 - 7
- Item Weight : 13.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #6,609 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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My only complaint is that the text seems kind of small and could potentially be hard for some individuals to read. Otherwise, it is pure perfection and I look forward to reading the rest of the series as they release as graphic novels!
I highly recommend this book for anyone that enjoys graphic novels and historical fiction. It is well worth the time spent reading it!