Publication Date: June 2008
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“Every ship has a cat for good luck, and the Titanic was no exception. This is a true story about Titanicat and how she saved a young lad's life. The soft, gorgeous illustrations and gentle history lesson combine to educate and entertain readers of all ages.”
-- Joanne Doggart, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Chatham, MA
Young Jim Mulholland can't believe his good luck: He has signed on as a cabin boy to the world's finest ocean liner, the Titanic, and can't wait for the history-making voyage across the sea to America. As part of his duties Jim is in charge of the ship's cat, a beautiful tortoiseshell that also appears happy to be on board. He calls the cat by the ship's construction number, 4-0-1, certain that she will bring him good luck. And he's delighted when 4-0-1 shortly gives birth to a litter of kittens. But once the ship's trial runs are completed and it's ready to launch to sea, Jim notices that 4-0-1 is nowhere to be found. He's got to find her--the Titanic can't cast off without her lucky cat. Jim is faced with a decision that will affect the rest of his life.
About the AuthorMarty Crisp is an award-winning author and journalist. She is the author of Everything Dog. Everything Cat. and Everything Dolphin. Ms. Crisp lives in Ephrata, Pennsylvania.
Robert Papp has won awards nationwide, but he is most proud of the reaction his paintings receive from children. He lives in Pennsylvania with his artist wife, Lisa, and their cat, Taffy.