Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady, R.M.S. Titanic 1912 (Dear America Series)

by Dear America

Hardcover, 1998



Local notes

Fic Dea





Scholastic Inc. (1998), Edition: Library Binding, 197 pages


In her diary in 1912, thirteen-year-old Margaret Ann describes how she leaves her lonely life in a London orphanage to become a companion to a wealthy American woman, sails on the Titanic, and experiences its sinking.



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Original publication date


Physical description

8 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member jrakeandlola
this book really touched me when I read it I helped me realize that you need to trust your friends
LibraryThing member Cottonwood.School
In her diary in 1912, thirteen-year-old Margaret Ann describes how she leaves her lonely life in a London orphanage to become a companion to a wealthy American woman, sails on the Titanic, and experiences its sinking.
LibraryThing member rsteinberg
In this book Margaret Ann Brady lives in England in a type of orphanage. She then meets an American lady (Mrs. Carstairs) who invites Margaret to go to America on the finest ship ever made(as Mrs. Carstairs thinks) The Titanic.
LibraryThing member katfusion
This one was pretty good. The reading level was a little young for me, but I liked getting the story of the Titanic sinking from someone who was there, even if that someone is a fictional young girl. Good for a quick and simple history lesson.
LibraryThing member ababe92
This is a book about a girl and her experience on the Titanic. It explains everything that she had to go through while the boat was sinking. This is a book filled with adventure, and i recommend it to young girls to read.
LibraryThing member HatsForMice
This is probably the strongest My Story title I've read so far. Margaret Anne has more backbone than a lot of the series's other narrators, and her likeable, genuine voice brings necessary moments of wit to a story that we know won't end particularly happily. Her reaction to the ship's fate and the
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way it's handled is emotional and believable, and had me close to tears.
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LibraryThing member ctmsalmo
Titanic was an amazing ship, and unfortunately sank on its first voyage. Margret Ann Brady was one of the handful that survived out of a phenomenal number of deaths. The classic Dear America's never fails to tell a heart warming, soul touching story. this edition, Margret Ann Brady tells her
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version of this love, loss, and tragedy. 4.5 stars for a wonderful story.
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LibraryThing member KatieKirk
Voyage on the Great Titanic is about a young girls fictional adventure on the titanic. The book tells about her time on the ship and her life after. The book also has a section in the back that has facts and pictures.

Personal Reaction:
I really enjoyed reading this book when I was younger.
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However, when I was younger I did not realized that book was historical fiction, I though that it was all true. This is a very fun book to read though.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
I would ask the student's what their favorite historical event is and I would have them create a small journal like the one we read. I would have them write our what their thoughts and feelings would be if they were faced with some of the events that other children in history have dealt with.

2. I would also have the students do a report on someone who really was on the Titanic. I would have them research that person and learn factual things about the person and the Titanic.
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LibraryThing member karlilov
Summary: Margaret-Ann, a poor orphan from London comes across a large stroke of luck when she is given the opportunity to travel on the great R. M. S Titanic--the great "unsinkable" ship. Yet a lovely, easy going journey turns tragic as the Titanic begins to sink. Margaret-Ann learns to grow up
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fast in the face of trouble and manages to get down just about every single feeling, action, and thought down into her journal.

Personal Reaction: An amazing book! I loved the old English type writing. A great story to teach children new words and phrases, while also teaching them about a different day and age. I would not recommend this to younger readers; probably just about grades fourth and up. Third at the very least. I would also choose to read this out loud to a class rather than have them read it themselves. The amount of sadness as well as tragedy might be too much to process for a few young minds. Certain things might need to be explained.

Classroom Extension: As a child, I loved assignments that allowed the class to put themselves in the shoe of another. I would put this to use by asking students to take down journal entries as if they were on the Titanic. This journal would include an entry from how they managed to board the ship, which class they would like to be apart of, the sights they saw, what happened as the ship sank, and what life was like after they survived the sinking.
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LibraryThing member AnnMaryVincent
This is the diary of a young orphan girl who is given an opportunity to travel overboard on the Titanic.This book describes her experiences during the disaster.She is fortunate enough to survive with an another handfull of people. This is a tragic and moving story and I would recommend this book to
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upper primary kids who love realistic and historical books.
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LibraryThing member SadieCooney
Margaret Ann Brady is embarking on a journey to America. She is an orphan and they take the Titanic to get there. Unfortunately, she is faced with many challenges to overcome. The Titanic does not make it to America because it sinks, but luckily Margaret is among the few survivors. Margaret is a
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fictional character, but the circumstance in this story are based on true events. The author did a great job with making the book intriguing and understandable to younger readers. I loved this book because of my love of history and I know students will find it a great read too!
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LibraryThing member justagirlwithabook
I don't remember much of these books as individual books, but I remember reading them all as a young, avid reader. I think that ultimately these books are the reason why I love historical fiction novels so much. They all did such a great job of taking me to a different time and place and making it
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come alive, seeing the world through an older, historical lens. I highly recommend any of the Dear America books to younger readers who love history and need to get hooked on reading!
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LibraryThing member mjkutan
Great story. One of the best fictional Titanic recreations I've ever read.
LibraryThing member quondame
An unconvincing diary of a young companion engaged by a wealthy woman returning without her husband on the Titanic. It is part travelogue, part social commentary lite.

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