Sunday, April 1, 2012

"My Heart Will Go On": YA/MG Books Featuring The Titanic

April 14, 2012 will mark the 100 years since the luxury passenger liner Titanic hit an iceberg and sank into frigid waters, killing over 1500 people. The success of the 1997 movie Titanic proves that stories about Titanic's ill-fated maiden voyage never go out of style.

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Amanda Miranda (Richard Peck)
When young Mary Cooke becomes a servant at Whitwell Hall in 1911, she does not imagine how her life will be manipulated by her mistress, Amanda Whitwell, nor how their lives will be intertwined.
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Bewitching (Alex Flinn)
Sequel to: Beastly. Tells the story of Kendra, a witch, and the first three-hundred years of her life, including takes on a classic fairy tale, the 1666 plague in Britain, the "Titanic" disaster, and the story of a modern-day, plain stepsister.

Deadly Voyage (Hugh Brewster)
Jamie is excited to be sailing on the Titanic the biggest ship in the world, and eager to explore the ship, but then disaster strikes and there are not enough lifeboats for everyone.
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Distant Waves (Suzanne Weyn)
In the early twentieth century, four sisters and their widowed mother, a famed spiritualist, travel from New York to London, and as the Titanic conveys them and their acquaintances, journalist W.T. Stead, scientist Nikola Tesla, and industrialist John Jacob Astor, home, Tesla's inventions will either doom or save them all.
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Fateful (Claudia Gray)
When seventeen-year-old Tess Davies, a ladies' maid, meets handsome Alec Marlow aboard the RMS "Titanic," she quickly becomes entangled in the dark secrets of his past, but her growing love puts her in mortal peril even before fate steps in.
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Ghosts I Have Been (Richard Peck)
Blossom Culp's gift of second sight, which she discovers gradually, leads her into some unusual adventures.
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The Mariner's Curse (John Lunn)
Twelve-year-old Rory Dugan has always been fascinated by the sea and ships, so when his mother and her new husband take him on a trip across the ocean, Rory thinks his dreams have come true, until a mysterious passenger leads Rory to wonder if the ship may be cursed.
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No Moon (Irene N. Watts)
Fourteen-year-old Louisa Gardener, a nursemaid to the daughters of a wealthy family in London, is forced to confront her fear of the ocean and the memories of when her two-year-old brother drown and decide whether she will accompany the family when they make plans to set sail aboard the RMS "Titanic" to New York.
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SOS Titanic (Eve Bunting)
Fifteen-year-old Barry O'Neill, traveling from Ireland to America on the maiden voyage of the Titanic, finds his life endangered when the ship hits an iceberg and begins to sink.
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Time Riders (Alex Scarrow)
Rescued from imminent death, teens Maddy, Liam, and Sal join forces in 2001 Manhattan to correct changes in history made by other time travelers, using a "time bubble" surrounding the attack on the Twin Towers to hide their journeys.
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The Time-Traveling Fashionista: A Novel (Bianca Turetskey)
Louise finds the perfect dress for her junior high school dance at a traveling vintage fashion sale, and puts it on only to be transported back in time to a luxurious cruise ship in 1912 where she is feted as Miss Baxter, a teenage silent film star, but when she realizes the ship she is on is the "Titanic," she knows she must somehow find a way back home.
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The Watch That Ends the Night (Allan Wolf)
Recreates the 1912 sinking of the Titanic as observed by millionaire John Jacob Astor, a beautiful young Lebanese refugee finding first love, "Unsinkable" Molly Brown, Captain Smith, and others including the iceberg itself.
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Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic: A Novel (Terry Jones)
At the center of the galaxy, an unknown civilization is preparing for an event of epic proportions. The most fantastic starship ever built is about to be launched, but the architect of the Starship Titanic is increasingly worried as he finds more and more problems with each inspection.

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