The Watch That Ends the Night

Posted on June 14, 2013


by Allan Wolf
Candlewick 2011
Young Adult
Recreates the 1912 sinking of the Titanic as observed by millionaire John Jacob Astor, a beautiful young Lebanese refugee finding first love, “Unsinkable” Molly Brown, Captain Smith, and others including the iceberg itself.

Book Trailers 1,  

Read Chapter 1

Discussion Questions/Guides
. Family Discussion Questions from Teton County Library.


Author Information
Allan Wolf’s Website. Facebook Page. TwitterYALSA Interview. Writers & Illustrators from North Carolina.

Related Activities & Curriculum Connections
. Encyclopedia Titanica.

Reading Levels
: 750. Accelerated Reader: Level 4.7. Reading Counts: Level 5.6.

. BooklistEncyclopedia Titanica. Historical Novel SocietyKirkus. Publisher’s Weekly.
Blogs: . SLJ Printz BlogStacked. Teach Mentor Text.

. “Author Rides Tide of Interest in Titanic on Disaster’s Centennial” – The Fairfield Citizen.

Other Books to Read
. Annotated Titanic Bibliography – Horn BookTitanic BooksBooklyncsWhen the Great Ship Went DownWall Street Journal.

. Best Fiction for Young Adults 2012 (YALSA). Horn Book Fanfare 2011. Claudia Lewis Poetry Award 2012. North Carolina Young Adult Book Award 2012-2013 Middle School Winner.

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