Titanic #1: Unsinkable

Series: Titanic

by Gordon Korman

Scholastic Paperbacks
May 2011

Ages 10 – 12 . Grades 5 – 7

Library of Congress: 2011284348

Lexile measure: 820L

DRA: 50

Guided Reading: T

The Titanic is meant to be unsinkable, but as it begins its maiden voyage, there's plenty of danger waiting for four of its young passengers. Paddy is a stowaway, escaping a deadly past. Sophie's mother is delivered to the ship by police - after she and Sophie have been arrested. Juliana's father is an eccentric whose riches can barely hide his madness. And Alfie is hiding a secret that could get him kicked off the ship immediately.

The lives of these four passengers will be forever linked with the fate of Titanic. And the farther they get from shore, the more the danger looms. . . .
Gordon Korman

Gordon Korman is the #1 bestselling author of three books in The 39 Clues series as well as eight books in his Swindle series: Swindle, Zoobreak, Framed, Showoff, Hideout, Jackpot, Unleashed, and Jingle. His other books include This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall! (published when he was 14); The Toilet Paper Tigers; Radio Fifth Grade; Slacker; Restart; Whatshisface; Level 13; the trilogies Island, Everest, Dive, Kidnapped, and Titanic; and the series The Hypnotists and On the Run. Gordon grew up in Thornhill, Ontario and he lives in New York with his family. Visit him online at www.gordonkorman.com.


--- - ! 'From Titanic Book One: Unsinkable


Monday, April 15, 1912, 9:30 A.M.

They stood four deep on the afterdeck of the Carpathia, chilled to the bone, staring out at nothing. Dark water, light swells—no evidence that barely seven hours before, the largest and most magnificent ship the world had ever seen had sailed there in all her glory. The truth was nearly impossible to believe: The RMS Titanic lay at the bottom of the sea, along with everyone who sailed in her, save the 706 souls rescued and now aboard the Carpathia.


The cry energized the exhausted throng. A flash of color among the endless waves.

A survivor?

And then the swell turned over the item that stirred their frozen hearts with momentary hope. A deck chair. Nothing more.'

Paperback / softback

Perfect-bound Paperback

ISBN: 9780545123310

176pp. | 5-¼ x 7-⅝