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eBook Pig on the Titanic: A True Story ePub

by Bruce Whatley,Gary Crew

  • ISBN: 0060523050
  • Category: Literature and Fiction
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Bruce Whatley,Gary Crew
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (March 1, 2005)
  • Pages: 32
  • ePub book: 1137 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1791 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 685

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Gary Crew, the Australian writer who penned the 32-page children's picture book, "Pig on the Titanic" . Maxixe's story is sweet and largely true, although artistic license is employed by Crew as well as the book's excellent illustrator, fellow Aussie, Bruce Whatley.

In her later years she peddled the idea to publishers large and small and it was a great disappointment to her that none were interested.

Pig on the Titanic book. Based on true events, this dramatic story by author Gary Crew is told through the charming and compassionate voice of Maxixe, and is brought to life by the stunning artwork of illustrator Bruce Whatley.

Based on a true story. Whatley, Bruce, ill. Boxid. USB PTP Class Camera.

Pig on the Titanic: A True Story (2004) (with Bruce Whatley, Illustrator). Leaving the lyrebird forest' (2018), Gary Crew ; illustrated by Julian Laffan. Crew, Gary; Smith, Craig. Troy Thompson's Excellent Peotry book. Me and my dog (2005). The Lace Maker's Daughter (2005). Young Murphy: A Boy's Adventure (2005) (with Mark Wilson, Illustrator). The Lantern (2005) (with Bruce Whatley, Illustrator). "Gary Crew Harbour Publishing House - Ulladulla". ww. arbourpublishing. Retrieved 7 August 2016. a b "Gary Crew (1947-) Biography".

by Gary Crew & illustrated by Bruce Whatley. Not a living pig, but a musical toy carried on board by a passenger, Maxixe (pronounced Mash-eesh, though readers are left to look that up for themselves) describes how its simple dance tune helped to keep up the spirits of a lifeboat full of children through that tragic night to remember. In Whatley’s crisply detailed reconstructions, the smiling white piglet seems to glow in its owner’s arms as it’s carried through Titanic’s palatial rooms, past elegantly dressed passengers, and then into a boat crowded with fearful-looking children.

Whatley, Bruce, Format: Book.

Main Author: Crew, Gary, 1947-. Other Authors: Whatley, Bruce, Format: Book. Published: : HarperCollins, c2005.

Book Overview Maxixe, the music box pig! Everyone knows the story of the night the great ship Titanic sank. ISBN13: 9780060523053.

Gary Crew was born in Brisbane, Queensland on 23 September 1947. Pig on the Titanic: A True Story (2004) (with Bruce Whatley, Illustrator). The Lace Maker's Daughter (2005)

Gary Crew was born in Brisbane, Queensland on 23 September 1947 Crew first trained as a design draftsman and he worked in this field for ten years. When he decided to become a teacher, his family responsibilities prevented him from accepting an art scholarship and he trained as an English teacher instead. Beneath the Surface (ISBN 9780733619328) is a children's picture book by the author Gary Crew and illustrated by Steven Woolman. The Mystery of Eilean Mor (2005) (with Jeremy Geddes, Illustrator). It is a sequel to The Watertower. It was published in 2004, 10 years after its predecessor. The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) is a non-profit organisation to bring books and children together.

Thank you for a very poignant story book which was in very good condition.

A pig on a passenger liner? Impossible! No! No! It's me ... Maxixe, the music box pig!

Everyone knows the story of the night the great ship Titanic sank. But few know the story of Maxixe, one of the unsung heroes of that night, and how this small musical pig soothed the fears of a lifeboat full of children. Based on true events, this dramatic story by author Gary Crew is told through the charming and compassionate voice of Maxixe, and is brought to life by the stunning artwork of illustrator Bruce Whatley.

Comments

Getaianne Getaianne
It was a funny story and kept the attention of my grandson's God son. I'm waiting to read it to my new Great Grand Daughter.
Levion Levion
I ordered a slightly imperfect second-hand book, and received exactly what I expected. The service was fine, and the book arrived as and when expected.
Eigeni Eigeni
This must have been a difficult kids' book to write, and it is a difficult book to review. The book covers an interesting side story to the Titanic's 1912 sinking, in which over 1500 people were killed out of a total of over 2,200. How do you write about such a tragedy for children?

Author Crew tells the story through the first person narrative of a toy musical pig, named "Maxixe" by her owner, passenger Edith Rosenbaum. At first, I thought it was a real pig. My confusion is echoed in the book, where the toy pig is mistaken for a baby by one of the sailors rescuing the passengers. HE throws the pig into a lifeboat, and Rosenbaum follows, both toy pig and owner survive. The highpoint of the story is the pig's musical comforting of the frightened children who are also in the lifeboat:

"...THE children, they are so cold and frightened. They need your help. If I wind up your tail, can you still play your song?"
"Oui oui! It's me , Maxixe. Of course I can play. So Edith wound up my tail. Round and round it went...First I saw a little smile. Then I heard a giggle. My song had made the children laugh!"

Edith and the children are shown leaving the rescue ship with big smiles on their faces, due to Maxixe playing music for them all night long. While the author duly notes (in a small-fonted "author's note" after the story) the casualties, especially in families (and sometimes as a result of a chosen sacrifice), there is an incongruity between the pig's narrative and the scope of the tragedy. Bruce Whatley's magnificent illustrations include some frightened and sad faces, symbols of the larger and more pervasive emotions on the sinking ship. However, the text seems entirely too matter-of-fact about the disaster.

It's difficult to produce non-sentimental and sufficiently realistic description of the tragedy without overwhelming the young audience. The book mostly succeeds, chiefly through illustrator Whatley's close-ups, but the story doesn't seem to capture the enormity of the disaster, and the "happy" scene depicted on the last page is especially off base. Still, this is a daring and original attempt at telling the Titanic story for youngsters. The pig-point-of-view, the richly-colored pictures of the Titanic as it sails, the darkened, dramatic close-ups as it sinks (children are spared the sight of the ship actually going down), and the "author's note" --for those old enough to read it--make this an appropriate starting point for talks about tragedy and smalls acts of comfort and heroism. It's too bad that the publishers don't show very much in the "look inside this book" feature on this page, it would help give potential buyers a much better idea of whether this story is ok for the intended audience.
Ice_One_Guys Ice_One_Guys
Most Titanic aficionados are familiar with the story of the escape of fashion reporter Edith Rosenbaum (later Russell) from the sinking ship carrying her good luck token -- a French music box in the shape of a pig. Well, the little fur-covered porcelain companion that saved Edith's life, and calmed the cries of the children in her lifeboat as Titanic sank, now has a tale as well as a tune to share.

Gary Crew, the Australian writer who penned the 32-page children's picture book, "Pig on the Titanic" (Harper-Collins, $10.99) may or may not have known that it was Edith Russell's dying wish to have her story published as a children's book. In her later years she peddled the idea to publishers large and small and it was a great disappointment to her that none were interested. Edith never had kids of her own but she was aware of the magical resonance of the simple tale of "Maxixe" (pronounced "Masheesh").

That's what she called her celebrated toy, naming it after the title of the ragtime song it played. Edith died in 1975, aged 95, but Maxixe is still around, greeting visitors from a display case at the Greenwich Maritime Museum in London. Now part of the archive's Walter Lord Collection, Edith had bequeathed the historic teasure to the author of "A Night to Remember," and it remained with him until his own passing in 2002.

Maxixe's story is sweet and largely true, although artistic license is employed by Crew as well as the book's excellent illustrator, fellow Aussie, Bruce Whatley. This tack is forgivable, given the whimsical central character, and the poignant way young readers are introduced to the reality of a tragic world event.

The book is beautifully written and produced and will no doubt fascinate the little ones. It will also charm older children, even kids who are much older!

Thirty years after Edith Russell's death, the little musical critter that brought her international fame, finally tells its own story. Edith would be proud.
Gardagar Gardagar
A true tale of courage and compassion midst the surrounding chaos on the night of the Titanic's tragic ending. This was a nice read with lovely illustrations offering a different perspective of events than I have ever read before.