White Star: A Dog on the Titanic

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Scholastic, 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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User Review  - mollyellison - LibraryThing

historical fiction, adventure, suspense, animals, Interest level: grade 4, GLE: 5.2, 2006. Sam Harris is a twelve-year-old boy traveling on the Titanic. He first finds himself bored and lonely, until ... Read full review

WHITE STAR: A Dog on the Titanic

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Crisp tells the familiar tale of the sinking of the Titanic with a twist. With a dog show scheduled for the afternoon of April 15, 1912, it's clear that dogs were among the passengers destined for ... 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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