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Children's Nonfiction General

882 1/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions About the Titanic

by (author) Hugh Brewster & Laurie Coulter

illustrated by Ken Marschall

Scholastic Inc
Initial publish date
Feb 1999
General, Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft, 20th Century
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 1999
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7


Reissued for Spring 2012 to coincide with the anniversary of the sinking of the TITANIC in April 1912.


Here is the one book with all of the answers to your questions about the TITANIC! This is the heart-stopping story about the legendary ship--from the building,maiden voyage, and tragic sinking, to its high-tech discovery on the ocean floor. Special features include the making of the James Cameron movie, true-or-falsequizzes, and real-life stories of the young people who sailed on the fateful journey. Illustrated with dozens of paintings, diagrams, and rare photographs.

About the authors

HUGH BREWSTER has twenty-five years of experience creating books about the Titanic as an editor, publisher and writer. He worked with Robert D. Ballard to produce the 1987 international bestseller The Discovery of the Titanic and oversaw the creation of Titanic: An Illustrated History, a book that provided inspiration for James Cameron’s epic movie. Brewster is also the author of Inside the Titanic, 882 1/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions about the Titanic and Deadly Voyage, and has written twelve award-winning books for young readers, including Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, a 2007 Governor General’s Award nominee. He lives in Toronto. Visit him online at or follow him on Twitter @hughbrewster.

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Ken Marschall is a painter who is best known as the world's foremost creator of Titanic artwork. You can see more of his paintings at

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Laurie Coulter is a children's book author who specializes in historical nonfiction. She lives with her husband in Toronto. You can learn more about her at

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  • Commended, American Library Association, Best of the Best

Editorial Reviews

Praise for 882 1/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions about the Titanic

"A fantastic book . . . The 882 1/2 answers in this book truly are amazing - both for the scope of information they cover as well as for the depth of details given." -CM Magazine

"For all trivia lovers this is a great book of questions and answers . . . This book is very well done and would prove useful to anyone who has an interest in the topic from young readers through to adults." -Resource Links

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