White Star: A Dog on the Titanic

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Scholastic, Jan 1, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 150 pages
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A simply-told, poignant tale of friendship and survival, set on history's most famous doomed ship!

The year is 1912, and twelve-year-old Sam Harris is traveling from England to America on the grand ship theTitanic. Sam is lonely at first, but is soon delighted to discover that there are dogs aboard! When Sam volunteers to help out in the kennel, he meets Star, a spunky Irish setter that belongs to the ship's captain. Sam and Star become fast friends, and when disaster strikes, the boy and dog must rely on each other more than ever before. The harrowing, breathless conclusion -- and fascinating historical information -- makes this boy-and-dog tale truly unforgettable.

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From the author Marty Crisp comes the book White Star. White Star was based on the horrible destruction of the Titanic in 1912. Marty Crisp was inspired by animals especially her own dog and cat. Marty Crisp was also inspired by the movie,Titanic,the award winning film by James Cameron.The book White Star was about a little boy named Sam, who loved animals.When Sam was sailing on the Titanic, he found an adventurous red furry dog named Star. Sam became obsessed with the dog because he trained it. He had a strange feeling that something bad was going to happen on the ship so he searched for Star to save him. As they were boarding the lifeboat to safety, the ship began to sink slowly. Did Sam make it home? Did the survivors have trouble on the lifeboat? White Star by Marty Crisp,inspires readers to trust their instincts and to think carefully before buying a ticket on a voyage . This is Francis from the Jar of Creation. 

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Great historical fiction for mid-upper Elementary. Loved the story. Great interesting facts included at the end. Read full review

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Marty Crisp is the author of several books for young readers, including "'My Dog"', "'Cat"', illustrated by True Kelley, which School Library Journal called a story for "'true dog lovers"'. Crisp is fascinated by the mysteries and stories surrounding the Titanic and has made the ship's history her lifelong research project. She lives in Pennsylvania.

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