Much better than the book it goes with (Magic Tree House 'Tonight on the Titanic' and which is not needed to enjoy this book), this paperback book gives simple but detailed accounts of Titanic and the sinking, with lots of clear black and white drawings and photographs. Children with a reasonable reading age (about 8 years and upwards) would enjoy this, and there is a lot covered in the 128 pages (approx). It even has a couple of biographies of passengers, such as JJ Astor, Helen Newsom and Ruth Becker, amongst others. The book begins with general information about Titanic, before going on to 'Sailing Day', and then considering 'Life on the Titanics'. The sinking is covered in detail, as is the rescue, before final coverage of Titanic today. All in all very comprehensive information at a very reasonable cost.
The best book about the titanic we've had for children. My boy is 7 and this is such a brilliant account of life aboard the ship, the sinking and the after events. A nice amount of drawings and text. I can read chunks as a bed time story but he can also sit and read alone. I will buy more of the series.
My two daughters are as mad about all things Titanic as I am, so this little book is perfect for easy-to-read Titanic facts and figures. Highly recommended for young budding historians, or kids who are simply curious about what happened that fateful night in 1912.
I bought this for my great grand-daughter as she is interested in the Titanic and is only 8 years old. She could not put it down and found that she could really understand the information by the way it was explained. A big hit.