Rescuing Titanic: A True Story of Quiet Bravery in the North Atlantic

Quarto/Wide Eyed Editions. Sept. 2021. 80p. Tr $22.99. ISBN 9780711262782.
Gr 4-7–Young readers have been fascinated with the timeless tale of the Titanic ever since the tragedy occurred 110 years ago, but what about the brave ship that rescued the survivors? This superb picture book tells the parallel stories of Titanic and Carpathia with a mixture of narrative and detailed explanations of each part of steamship travel. Full-color, often spread-length illustrations painstakingly demonstrate a vast array of information on topics such as duties of crew, navigation, and the history of each vessel in key spots during the story. Beginning with the building of the ships and following their individual time lines until they intersect at the point of rescue, readers will understand just how heroic an act it was for the Carpathia to backtrack through iceberg-infested waters in search of survivors. Once the fateful night begins, clocks in the corner of each page show the time of events on each ship. Included is a glossary for the very few terms not explained in the text and a few sources for further reading.
VERDICT This gorgeously illustrated tale of heroes and hope amid one of the most well-known marine tragedies of all time is a must buy for collections serving curious readers of all ages fascinated by the Titanic.

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