Irish teenager Barry O’Neill is journeying to New York on the Titanic’s fateful maiden
voyage. He’s homesick and worried about the Flynn boys traveling in steerage, who
have threatened to throw him overboard. Little does Barry know that a struggle with
the Flynns is the least of the dangers that await him. This suspenseful story is based on
the true and terrible events that occured as the Titanic sank one hundred years ago.
About the Author
Eve Bunting was the beloved, award-winning author of more than two hundred and fifty books for young people, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere.
“A dread sense of the inevitable drives this taut disaster story-and makes it nearly impossible to put down.” —Publishers Weekly
"Readers fascinated by the lore surrounding the sinking of the Titanic will likely enjoy this exciting, suspenseful, and romantic version of the tragedy."—School Library Journal
"Bunting accurately and dramatically describes the ship's sinking and, at the same time, immerses readers in the many human tragedies. . . . this fast-paced story will satisfy readers looking for the human element in the Titanic's history."—Booklist —