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Children's Fiction Post-confederation (1867-)

SOS! Titanic!

by (author) Frieda Wishinsky

illustrated by Jean-Paul Eid

Owlkids Books Inc.
Initial publish date
May 2010
Post-Confederation (1867-), General, 20th Century
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2010
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    May 2010
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4


Since discovering the Canadian Flyer, a magical time-traveling sled, in Emily’s attic, Matt and Emily have outrun dinosaurs in the Alberta badlands, evaded slave catchers on the Underground Railroad, and seen the last spike driven into the Canadian Pacific Railway. In SOS! Titanic!, Matt and Emily want to know everything about the Titanic and how it sank on April 15, 1912. And when the sled flies them to the famous ship on the afternoon of April 14, they realize they only have a few hours before the ship collides with an iceberg. Can the two friends convince Captain Smith to turn the Titanic around or change its course? Can they help their new friend Sally and her aunt survive the disaster? Is the "unsinkable" ship going to sink no matter what they do or say? In this, the 14th book in the popular Canadian Flyer Adventures series, author Frieda Wishinsky weaves well-researched and accurate historical facts into her compelling, kid-friendly storytelling, while Jean-Paul Eid’s action-packed illustrations situate readers in place and time perfectly. At the end of their adventure Emily and Matt share additional facts about the Titanic and the ship’s connection with Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Wishinsky gives additional facts here too, in an informative Q&A format.

About the authors


Frieda Wishinsky
est l'auteure de plus de 40 livres pour enfants. Parmi les ouvrages déjà
parus, on peut citer, entre autres,

Ounga Bounga, Tu es méchante Lily-Ange!, Le sac à main de la reine,
Canada en vedette

et les romans de la série Catastrophe! Elle vit à Toronto, en


FRIEDA WISHINSKY has written over seventy books for children, including Oonga Boonga; You're Mean, Lily Jean; the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award winner Please, Louise!; the middle-grade series Survival, and the non-fiction books Explorers Who Made It . . . or died trying; Everything but the Kitchen Sink and Colossal Canada. Frieda lives in Toronto, Ontario with her husband. Visit her online at

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JEAN-PAUL EID has worked as an illustrator for 20 years. His works appear in children’s books, textbooks, and magazines. He has also worked in advertising, and with costume designers in the movie industry. He is the author of several award-winning comic strips. He lives in Montreal.

Jean-Paul Eid's profile page

Editorial Reviews

A terrific read for new independent readers interested in the Titanic.

Chronicle Herald

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