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In the second adventure in New York Times bestselling author Dan Gutman’s latest middle-grade series, Flashback Four #2: The Titanic Mission, four kids are sent back in time to acquire a new photo for the billionaire Miss Z’s photography collection—a shot of the sinking Titanic!
In New York Times bestselling author Dan Gutman’s all-new series, which blends fascinating real history with an action-packed adventure, four very different kids are picked by a mysterious billionaire to travel through time and photograph some of history’s most important events.
This time, Luke, Julia, David, and Isabel are headed to the deck of the doomed Titanic. Their mission? Capture a shot of the sinking ship, then come right back. The only problem is, once they arrive aboard the ship, the four friends can’t agree on what to do next. Should they try to save the passengers? Or maybe bring back a priceless book before it sinks with the ship?
With real historical photographs to put young readers right in the action, plus back matter that separates fact from fiction, The Titanic Mission tells the story of the ship’s fateful last voyage like you’ve never seen it before.
Dan Gutman is the New York Times bestselling author of the Genius Files series. He is also the author of the Baseball Card Adventure series, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies around the world, and the My Weird School series, which has sold more than 10 million copies. Thanks to his many fans who voted in their classrooms, Dan has received nineteen state book awards and ninety-two state book award nominations. He lives in New York City with his wife, Nina.
This series, and this book in particular, are non-stop action making them true page-turners. Big Sis has been interested in the Titanic ever since she saw an educational video clip on it a few years ago so she absolutely LOVES this book. This book takes you deeper into the famous ship and some of its famous passengers with an interesting fictional story while still learning more of what actually happened that famous night. Listed for ages 8 to 12 this is a really great book series that I would have absolutely LOVED as a child. This is the type of book I was into and even now I really enjoy reading it. I can’t wait to see what the four will be up to in their next book!