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Ghosts of the Titanic /

by Lawson, Julie.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Holiday House, 2012Description: 169 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780823424238; 0823424235.Subject(s): Titanic (Steamship) -- Juvenile fiction | Shipwrecks -- Juvenile fiction | Identity -- Juvenile fiction | Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction | Ghosts -- Fiction | Victoria (B.C.) -- Juvenile fiction | Nova Scotia -- Juvenile fiction | Canada -- Juvenile fiction | Chapter books | Ghost storiesSummary: Kevin and his family travel to Halifax after inheriting a home from a man they have never met, and, while exploring the estate, Kevin discovers some mysterious artifacts that transport him back in time to the deck of the "Titanic," where he races to save a young woman and her child from a tragic ending.
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<p>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.</p> <p>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.</p>

Booklist, February 2012

Kirkus Review, February 2012

Kevin and his family travel to Halifax after inheriting a home from a man they have never met, and, while exploring the estate, Kevin discovers some mysterious artifacts that transport him back in time to the deck of the "Titanic," where he races to save a young woman and her child from a tragic ending.

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Horn Book Review

Kevin's family receives a mysterious invitation to stay at a house in Halifax. Soon after arrival, Kevin starts hearing a ghost: "Where's Michael? What have you done with my boy?" Some investigating leads to the discovery of a family secret tied to the Titanic disaster. The real-life events on which the story is based are fascinating; the ghost story is mildly chilling. (c) Copyright 2012. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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