“Knowledge is power.” This is one of the famous sayings from Sir Francis Bacon. Do you believe that knowledge is power? Do you like historical fiction and mysteries?
“Knowledge is power.” This is one of the famous sayings from Sir Francis Bacon. Do you believe that knowledge is power? Do you like historical fiction and mysteries? If you do, I think Dangerous Waters An Adventure on Titanic by Gregory Mone would be a great book for you. Gregory Mone is a very skilled author who uses lots of great word choice, and he really pulls you into the book.
Eleven year-old Patrick Waters wants more than anything to be like his brother, James. James is strong and can handle anything, and that’s why he was put aboard Titanic as a trimmer. A trimmer is someone who shovels coal into the engines, making sure they run. Patrick then sneaks aboard but is caught, and he becomes a steward. While young Patrick is aboard, he is sent to be a student of Harry Widener, a great book collector who is obsessed with Sir Francis Bacon. Widener has the original copy of Bacon’s Essaies, which makes him a target for John Berryman, a desperate man who is eager to steal the book. Berryman will do anything to get his hands on this book, even if it includes murder of the young boy, Patrick. When the Titanic collides with the iceberg, Patrick will need all the courage he can get to survive.
I recommend this book to everyone who likes mysteries and historical fiction. I was drawn into the mystery and caught off guard when the Titanic started sinking. This book does include a few words that some might not know such as starboard and astern. Before you read this book, you might want to do a little research on the Titanic so you know the vocabulary and understand the plot. This book has 219 pages plus a timeline, an author’s note, and photographs. Dangerous Waters An Adventure on Titanic by Gregory Mone is an outstanding book that you can get at your local library. This is also a good book to read near the 100th anniversary of the Titanic. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!