That Fatal Night: The Titanic Diary of Dorothy Wilton

☆ That Fatal Night: The Titanic Diary of Dorothy Wilton Ë Sarah Ellis - That Fatal Night: The Titanic Diary of Dorothy Wilton, That Fatal Night The Titanic Diary of Dorothy Wilton In the aftermath of the Titanic disaster a young girl must come to terms with haunting memories from the voyage It is May one month after the horrific sinking of the Titanic and twelve year ol ☆ That Fatal Night: The Titanic Diary of Dorothy Wilton Ë Sarah Ellis - That Fatal Night: The Titanic Diary of Dorothy Wilton, That Fatal Night The Titanic Diary of Dorothy Wilton In the aftermath of the Titanic disaster a young girl must come to terms with haunting memories from the voyage It is May one month after the horrific sinking of the Titanic and twelve year ol

  • Title: That Fatal Night: The Titanic Diary of Dorothy Wilton
  • Author: Sarah Ellis
  • ISBN: 9780545980739
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Hardcover
That Fatal Night: The Titanic Diary of Dorothy Wilton

☆ That Fatal Night: The Titanic Diary of Dorothy Wilton Ë Sarah Ellis, That Fatal Night: The Titanic Diary of Dorothy Wilton, Sarah Ellis, That Fatal Night The Titanic Diary of Dorothy Wilton In the aftermath of the Titanic disaster a young girl must come to terms with haunting memories from the voyage It is May one month after the horrific sinking of the Titanic and twelve year old survivor Dorothy Wilton is sent home from school in disgrace when she strikes another student Although she s expelled her sympathetic teacher e ☆ That Fatal Night: The Titanic Diary of Dorothy Wilton Ë Sarah Ellis - That Fatal Night: The Titanic Diary of Dorothy Wilton, That Fatal Night The Titanic Diary of Dorothy Wilton In the aftermath of the Titanic disaster a young girl must come to terms with haunting memories from the voyage It is May one month after the horrific sinking of the Titanic and twelve year ol

  • ☆ That Fatal Night: The Titanic Diary of Dorothy Wilton Ë Sarah Ellis
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That Fatal Night: The Titanic Diary of Dorothy Wilton

About “Sarah Ellis

  • Sarah Ellis

    Writer, columnist, and librarian Sarah Ellis has become one of the best known authors for young adults in her native Canada with titles such as The Baby Project, Pick Up Sticks, and Back of Beyond Stories of the Supernatural In addition to young adult novels, Ellis has also written for younger children and has authored several books about the craft of writing Praised by Booklist contributor Hazel Rochman as one of the best children s literature critics, Ellis writes without condescension or pedantry Her prose is a delight plain, witty, practical, wise Ellis was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in 1952, the youngest of three children in her family As she once noted, My joy in embroidering the truth probably comes from my own childhood My father was a rich mine of anecdotes and jokes He knew variations on the once there were three men in a rowboat joke than anyone I ve encountered since.



895 thoughts on “That Fatal Night: The Titanic Diary of Dorothy Wilton

  • It s May 1912, and twelve year old Dorothy Wilton has returned to her home in Halifax after surviving the sinking of the Titanic She just wants to go back to her normal routine and not talk about what happened, but finds herself expelled from school after hitting another girl who said horrible things about the victims of the disaster Dorothy s favorite teacher suggests that during her time away from school, she should write a diary about what happened to her, to help her come to terms with her e [...]


  • Reason for Reading Someday I hope to read all the books in this series.This book takes a different point of view than most kid s historical fiction I ve read about the Titanic The book starts a few months after the sinking and we meet Titanic survivor 12 year old Dorothy, her traveling companion did not survive, something for which she feels guilt and Dorothy doesn t really want to talk about the Titanic any She gets into an altercation at school and is sent home for the remainder of the year He [...]



  • I guess I m just finally growing out of these books, because normally I love them, but this one was just ok It was a lot shorter than most of the Dear Canada books too What I didn t like was how long it took to get to the part where the girl tells her stories about the Titanic When I finally got there, it was interesting to read, albeit short A good book for younger kids, but maybe no longer for young adults like myself, despite a past affection for this series.


  • This was a different perspective of the titanic disaster She did not want to talk about it Sometimes the play format bothered me.


  • That Fatal Night is yet another book in the Dear Canada series, this one covering the Titanic disaster The story lags a bit as the main character, Dorothy Wilton, struggles to come to terms with the disaster However once she does begin to describe the disaster, I felt that the story went by too quickly for myself Overall, I really enjoyed this book and each characters own unique roles they played throughout the story.



  • In this first rate novel, LOCAL SCHOOLGIRL TITANIC SURVIVOR Dorothy Wilton is supposed to be writing a journal about the disaster Instead she journals about her 2 month stay in England with her grandparents before boarding the Titanic, interspersed with her current life in Halifax dealing with the trauma of surviving Now I will think over my bad behaviour No I will NOT I will think over the bad behaviour of Irene Rudge I loved Dorothy s spirited, honest, realistic personality I adored Dorothy s [...]


  • Despite issues of guilt and post traumatic stress, That Fatal Night is not a heavy or traumatic read Dorothy has a lot of pluck and Ellis has done an excellent job of recreating the diary of a girl who never intended her words to be read She is honest about the people she likes and doesn t like and never minces words, the effect of which is laugh out loud funny Dorothy has a keen eye for detail and brings the Titanic to life for the reader, mentioning how the photographs in the paper cannot capt [...]


  • This This was good.By chance, I read a book not too unlike the way this one is structured The events are being told from a point in the future.But this, this is a good example for how you do that and pull it off successfully.Dorothy is telling us the story after it happens, but it s done with a great deal of realism She hesitates She cuts herself off She starts and stops, like a trauma victim would She describes things with the right amount of detail and description that a twelve year old would [...]


  • Hmmmmmmwords Well the play format was itchy Ummmm and sometimes I loved those heartwarming ends of journal entry s Such as If only it was a heart warming story Yet took time to rise like flour Probably my least favourite dear Canada so far, there were some confusing terms Usually historical ones I always longed to find this book which found its way to me Cuz first I picked up voyage on the great titanic20 pgs in or so and I was bored Finally I went to the library and my friend helped me find thi [...]


  • True confession I love the Dear America series and was deeply bummed when I discovered that there was a whole set of Dear Canada books that I had absolutely no access to, since I live in the US I mean, I might have been able to purchase them online, but as a librarian and avid library user, I didn t really want to do that I was SUPER EXCITED when my library bought a digital copy of this book In the same Dear America tradition IDK which came first , this fictional diary of a girl living through a [...]


  • In this book Dorothy is a survivor of the Titanic Her teacher gave her a notebook after she is banned from school She was supposed to write about her adventure, but she is to sad to Then she tells the story very detailed about her visit to her grandparents house in England She says that she will tell about the Titanic soon, but continues on for a bit about her visit Then she begins telling about the Titanic I learned that it is not always your fault even if you are sure it is Auryn 12 years old, [...]


  • That Fatal Night is a book about a Titanic survivor trying to realize what happened to herself by writing in a diary It is particularly hard for her because she thinks that it s her fault that her mistress got left behind and drowned She writes many things including her life before and during the Titanic and how life changing it was It was very well told and gave you lots of details about the Titanic I would recommend the book to anyone, especially people who are interested in learning about th [...]


  • Reread the book and I have to agree that it s a bit short and a little fast paced than I expected when she gets to the part about the Titanic sinking But ultimately it s a great historical book for kids I like the fact that Ellis chooses to start the story AFTER the disaster, then lead up to it as Dorothy comes to terms with what happened, ultimately ending on a positive note I especially appreciated the small instances of PTSD that Dorothy exhibited and think it would still be an easy read for [...]


  • I read this book aloud to my 11 year old son We both enjoyed it and both learned a lot I was worried I was going to cry during it and would get odd looks from my son, but I was able to keep it together Very well written story about a child on the titanic Love how the author wrote about the railway children which is the next book that I m going to read with my son and she wrote about Linda Bailey who we were lucky enough to meet two months ago at our local library So after the railway children we [...]


  • This is one of my favourite Dear Canada booksry well written I like how she keeps flashing back to the night of the Titanic instead of BOOM TITANIC NIGHT and then the rest of the book dealing with everyday life like the Halifax Explosion book I found that one a bit boring because there as really only 5 good journal entries and the rest of them were mediocre It makes the book very spread out and suspenseful.


  • There was very little Titanic in this book Throughout it was mostly her talking about doing plays with her family in England and then a brief Titanic mention I saw no character development even at the end when she learns the truth It was a script format than a diary one The epilogue was not done well in my opinion and the historical note was about obsession with the media than anything else.


  • I really didn t think that I could stomach another Titanic themed book, but I really enjoyed this novel The story is and isn t about Titanic Yes, the narrator is a child survivor of the disaster, but it s also about the guilt that she carries with her because of things that she thinks are her fault Overall, a solid middle grade read.


  • I don t like this as well as its Dear America counterpart, but it was still very good the story of the sinking of the Titanic was not as much of a focus as was Dorothy s struggle to cope with her experience that was fascinating to watch the whole point of writing the diary, especially in the format of the script of a play, is to help her process.


  • I got this book yesterday and I finished it today I absolutely loved the story, but I love almost any story based on the Titanic I loved how she wrote some parts as a script, it added to her character.


  • I like books told in diary form though I didn t care as much for the parts written as a play Titanic and the sinking don t really come into the story until about halfway, but there is a treat for E Nesbit fans.


  • Great book, though the actual sinking was very quick, and not very much was made of what was going on, she was woken up, and taken to a lifeboat, then she was on the ship to take the survivors to NY So I wish there was of the actual sinking, but oh, well Great book


  • The diary of a young Titanic survivor As she gradually begins to write about her traumatic experiences, Dorothy comes to terms with the guilt she feels as a survivor An excellent addition to the Dear Canada series B


  • I have always had a soft spot for Dear Canada books but I feel like the American version went into detail a lot better This one just skimmed and though I loved the character and that I don t think it should have been characterized as being for the Titanic when it didn t deal with it very much


  • I think that I had too high of an expectation for this book It sucked 1 star is to much for this book It doesn t even deserve a star Bad book Shame on you Sarah Ellis Shame shame shame


  • Another book from the Dear Canada series, That Fatal Night is a story about a young girl, Dorothy Wilton, who is a survivor of the great Titanic disaster This story follows her life after the disaster and how she copes with what has happened to her friends and her aboard the Titanic.


  • I love this book Even though I knew exactly what was going to happen, it still hit me hard Beautiful story, and a lovely new perspective of the titanic story of which I have read so many books.


  • I really enjoyed the fact that, instead of focusing on the sinking of the Titantic itself, it focused on the PTSD that a survivor felt It s a different take that I hadn t seen before this.


  • I already read this in English, so it wasn t super interesting to re read it in French, but I like it fine anyway.


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