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Ghosts of the Titanic
by Julie Lawson

Trade Binding | 176 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823424238 | 02-01-2012

Grade: FIFTH | Age: 8 to 12

Themes: Historical Fiction, Mystery & Suspense, Supernatural, Death, Dying & Grief
Recommendations: A, C, K, LMC, SLJ

About the Book
To mark the hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 1912, Julie Lawson has written a haunting and suspenseful novel that weaves gripping fiction around fascinating historical fact.

When twelve-year-old Kevin Messenger's father inherits a house in Halifax, Canada, left to him by a complete stranger named Angus Seaton, Kevin decides to investigate. His puzzling discoveries lead to troubling dreams and a voice he can't escape calling to him for help. A parallel narrative tells the dramatic story of Angus Seaton, who worked on one of the ships responsible for recovering bodies and personal effects after the Titanic sank. The two stories converge in a spine-tingling climax as Kevin is transported aboard the sinking Titanic to try to right the wrongs of the past.

Julie Lawson was an elementary school teacher for eighteen years before becoming a full-time author. She has written nearly two dozen books for young readers, published in Canada, which have garnered many awards and honors, and wide critical acclaim.

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"An exciting . . . introduction to the always fascinating tale."—Kirkus Reviews

Educators' Guide
GHOSTS OF THE TITANIC
Educators' Guide featuring questions for classroom discussion and suggestions for further exploration.