Pig on the Titanic: A True Story

by Gary Crew | Children's Books |
ISBN: 0060523050 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 9/8/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, September 08, 2013
I got this slightly-battered ex-library hardcover from Better World Books, after reading this History Blog article about the actual musical pig. [The article even includes a link to a sound-clip of the restored tune that the pig played!]

The story itself is told simply, from the viewpoint of the pig for a touch of whimsy. The illustrations touch on many aspects of the ship, with lavish period detail. Once the ship begins to sink, the story features scenes of the frightened passengers clustered around the lifeboats - and includes the real-life anecdote about how Edith, owner of the musical pig, refused to enter the lifeboat until a sailor tossed the pig in first. While the book acknowledges the tragedy, its focus is on survival...

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Oak Grove Cemetery in Springfield, Massachusetts USA on Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (9/18/2013 UTC) at Oak Grove Cemetery in Springfield, Massachusetts USA


I plan to leave this book somewhere near the Titanic memorial in Oak Grove Cemetery at around mid-day. Hope the finder enjoys it!

*** Released as part of the 2013 You're Such an Animal release challenge. ***

Journal Entry 3 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Springfield, Massachusetts USA on Thursday, September 19, 2013
The book has been found and I will be reading it and passing it on. :) This was a beautiful treat to come across my desk today.

Journal Entry 4 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Sherbrooke, Québec Canada on Tuesday, October 22, 2013
My husband & I were on a trip trying to locate Titanic passengers' graves in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. We stopped at Oak Grove cemetery to take pictures of the Titanic's 100th anniversary memorial. We went to get a map of the cemetery at the office and the lady there gave me the book.
Being a Titaniac (Titanic maniac), I read the book and even if there are some errors (Edith wasn't in lifeboat # 6 as drawn and the pig has black spots - the pig was given to Walter Lord and in 2012, was in an exhibition at the London Maritime Museum). I found it fun to read. I'm going to a collector's convention in Montreal Oct. 26th and I'll give the book to one of my friends (another Titaniac).

Journal Entry 5 by TitaniacII at Palmarolle, Québec Canada on Monday, October 28, 2013
Je l'ai reçu de gens de Sherbrooke lors du Salon des collectionneurs le 26 octobre à Montréal. Je l'apporterai avec moi en avril prochain lors d'une croisière et le remettrai a des amis du Danemark. Excellent livre car je ne connaissais pas l'histoire.

Journal Entry 6 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Montréal, Québec Canada on Monday, September 01, 2014
Incredible illustrations .. Looks amazing in color .. Have to buy this book.

Was presented to me by a good friend of mine ! XXXX Stef :)

Journal Entry 7 by spindoctor1974 at København K - City, København Amt Denmark on Friday, November 14, 2014
I got the book from my very good Titanic friend. We are both very interested in the Ship. Now Have have read it and found it very good. A nice little story. And now I will bring the book to my little sister so she can read the book for her daughter and son, they are both interested in The Titanic.

Journal Entry 8 by Kiwimis at Skive, Viborg Amt Denmark on Saturday, January 03, 2015
Got it from my brother. A fine little book, and I translated it to my kids (age 6 and 8)who loves Titanic 😊

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