Ghosts of the Titanic

Ghosts of the Titanic

By Julie Lawson

Holiday House, Hardcover, 9780823424238, 169pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2012


To mark the hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the "Titanic" on April 15, 1912, Julie Lawson has written a haunting and suspenseful novel that weaves gripping fiction around fascinating historical fact.

When twelve-year-old Kevin Messenger's father inherits a house in Halifax, Canada, left to him by a complete stranger named Angus Seaton, Kevin decides to investigate. His puzzling discoveries lead to troubling dreams and a voice he can't escape calling to him for help. A parallel narrative tells the dramatic story of Angus Seaton, who worked on one of the ships responsible for recovering bodies and personal effects after the "Titanic" sank. The two stories converge in a spine-tingling climax as Kevin is transported aboard the sinking "Titanic" to try to right the wrongs of the past.

About the Author
Julie Lawson has written more than 20 young adult titles. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.