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{Disaster on the Titanic: Kate Messner}Disaster on the Titanic by Kate Messner
Series: Ranger in Time
Published by Scholastic Press on January 29, 2019
Genres: Adventure, Childrens, Historical Fiction, Middle School, Science Fiction
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback
Source: Scholastic Press
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{Synopsis} – Ranger, the time-traveling golden retriever with search-and-rescue training, finds himself in 1912… on board the Titanic!
Everyone says the Titanic is unsinkable, and Patrick Murphy believes this most of all. He grew up near the shipyard where the magnificent ship was built and officially started working there when he turned thirteen. He’s even been chosen to be part of the crew during the Titanic’s maiden voyage! Ranger meets Patrick before the ship sets sail, and once on board, they befriend Maryam and Hamad. But one night, the ship hits an iceberg and starts to take on water. It’s a race against time for Ranger and his friends to help get as many passengers — including themselves — off the ship before it’s too late.

{My thoughts} – I have been power reading through this series from the beginning. I enjoy all the big history events that are covered within the pages.

This current book is based on the Titanic. There is this young boy named Patrick, his dad was helping to build the Titanic and then he’d died in an accident. Patrick decided to follow in his dads foot steps and help with building the Titanic as well.

Ranger shows up in time to save Patrick from nearly the same kind of accident that had claimed his fathers life. Once the Titanic is completed, Patrick is chosen as one of the workers to go and help on the ship during its maiden voyage.

Patrick is really excited about this opportunity. As you can imagine it was a really big deal back then. Ranger isn’t sure what his job is in this adventure, but knows he doesn’t want to be on the boat. He decides to stick around Patrick and hope he can sort things out.

Eventually the big day comes, everything falls together fast for Ranger. Soon he starts to understand what his job is and he carries it out to the very best of his ability.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I like how the sinking of the Titanic was explained, and how the author was able to share all the character’s fears and worries. I look forward to reading the next book in the series very soon!

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.