by Christine Welldon
Young readers are introduced to the ship that couldn't sink through the eyes of three child passengers - Beth Cook, age six, travelling third class; Charlotte Murphy, age eight, second class; and John Crosby, age eleven, first class. In diary format, we meet them as they board, find their rooms, and experience the gripping sequence of events after the iceberg strike.
Welldon manages to instill a lot of facts despite the book's short length; the final moments are made more gripping as a result. Quite good.