On the first day of their spring break, best friends Tucker and Maya discover a "Special Collection" of Titanic artifacts at the local museum. But the artifacts have more power than they know. When they touch a magic ticket, Tucker and Maya find themselves transported 100 years in the past — to Titanic's maiden voyage. Now they must figure out how to save a new friend, and return to the present, before time runs out.
About the Author
Steve Brezenoff is the author of more than fifty middle-grade chapter books, including the Field Trip Mysteries series, the Ravens Pass series of thrillers, and the Return to Titanic series. In his spare time, he enjoys video games, cycling, and cooking. Steve lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Beth, and their son and daughter.
Table of ContentsSpring break -- The assistant curators -- On the docks -- Third-class tickets -- Saving the Kearneys -- John Coffey -- Prognosticator -- Leave without us -- To the ship -- The Titanic -- Home again.
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Time Voyage based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This is the first book in the series “Return to Titanic” and the first half of the book can be understood as an introduction to the whole series. It might be a bit slow if you compare it with the second half, but it is important to understand what leads the kids to travel back in time and how it happens. Although there is not much character development, this doesn’t mean there aren’t any round characters. We can see how much the situation is affecting Tucker and Maya. It is understandable. When they travel to the past and meet some people who will board the Titanic, they stop being numbers on a list in History books and become real people they want to save. The kids realize they can’t save everybody, as it would change History, but they want to save a boy they’ve met. It is well portrayed how frustrating it is for them to try to explain how they know the ship is going to sink because nobody believes them. There are some pictures every few pages. They are well drawn and although they don’t add much to the story if you’re an adult, they’ll help children understand everything better as they show, among other things, the Titanic and how people dressed in 1912. There is also information about the Titanic and the society of that time in the conversations between the different characters. Enough to understand the story, but not too much, so that children won’t get bored. This is a great read which I recommend to any fans of time travel. It will leave you wanting to read the rest of the series.
Time Voyage is the first in a set of 4 books about a couple of modern-day 14-year-old kids who are whisked back through time to experience the Titanic's first -- and only -- voyage. After reading book 1, I'm most definitely "on board" with the plot Brezenoff created! He has interwoven the important facts of the RMS Titanic into a relatable story that kids today will understand... and they'll even enjoy learning about history this way. In a similar way to the popular Magic Tree House series, two friends, Tucker and Maya, are in a museum warehouse in 2012 one minute... and open their eyes in 1912 the next. Once there, Tucker and Maya interact with other passengers and learn true facts about the giant ship... even meeting important people who were aboard. The element of time travel used in the book will intrigue young readers, and they'll be gaining historical knowledge without even realizing it. The illustrations are fantastic and very true-to-life! The artwork certainly added some great features to the story. Recommended for a 3rd grade reading level, although older readers would probably like breezing through the series too. Little children could easily enjoy this as a read-aloud with parents, because there are so many pages with cool illustrations to look at. This series is definitely recommended by me!