Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Tragedy at Sea: The Sinking of the Titanic by David Long & illustrated by Stefano Tambellini

Tragedy at Sea: The Sinking of the Titanic is a beautifully detailed non-fiction retelling of the story of the legendary ship and its demise in 1912. Starting with the race across the ocean, it moves through every major aspect of its construction, engineering, travellers, crew, safety, the route and that massive iceberg. Lessons learned after the disaster including from the discovery of the wreck in 1985, have revealed even more about what happened and how things needed to change.

Detailed diagrams build a picture of the journey while intriguing illustrations give clear insight into the diversity of the people involved. The class system and role of everyone who worked on the ship is revealed, encouraging readers to think about equity and treatment. The text is so engaging, pulling readers into the tragedy.

Incredibly useful in both Key Stage Two and Key Stage Three, so many children will be able to access the information and find themselves absorbed in the story of the ship no one can forget. Published by Barrington Stoke, the page tint, font and layout are dyslexia-friendly while the vocabulary is accessible but still so engaging.

I remember first reading about the Titanic when I was 12 years old. I would have devoured this book and loved all of the extra information it provides.

Thank you to Barrington Stoke for another excellent book!

Click on the cover below to find out more or purchase on-line from Amazon.

1 thought on “Tragedy at Sea: The Sinking of the Titanic by David Long & illustrated by Stefano Tambellini”

  1. Thank you! It sounds like the perfect combination to learn more and dig deeper into this terrible disaster: a Barrington Stoke book, David Long’s writing and knowledge and Stefano Tambellini’s illustrations. Will be buying this.

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