Thursday, October 1, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Ten Ships That Rocked the World by Gillian Richardson, Kim Rosen


Ships have sailed through human history for thousands of years. Sometimes, their dramatic voyages have even changed the course of the world--bringing cultures together in peace or conflict, playing a role in wars and revolutions, and transforming societies. 

There are 10 ocean adventures: 

Groundbreaking exploits of Zheng He's 15th-century treasure ships on voyages to far-away Africa and the Middle East Vasco da Gama's Sao Gabriel navigating unknown waters The Lady Penrhyn sailing with the first convicts exiled to Australia in 1787 The USS Susquehanna on its pivotal trade mission to Japan in 1853 The tense confrontation of the Holocaust survivor ship Exodus 1947 while enroute to Israel Passengers from India aboard the Komagata Maru and their unsuccessful immigration to Canada in 1914 The standoff when Somali pirates seized the oil tanker Sirius Star How Granma, a tiny yacht, played a major role in Cuba's revolution Civil War submarine H.L. Hunley and its ill-fated crew Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior, a key player in the environmental movement. 

With a rich variety of photos, maps, and striking illustrations, 10 Ships that Rocked the World reveals the crucial role ships played in some of history's most significant dramas.

REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 12 years, 9 months


This is a great source of information. It is about 10 ships that have changed the world in one way or another. 

My favorite ship is the Komagata Maru because it helped change and save many lives! 

I recommend this book to any reader who likes ships, history and learning about adventures. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 and up.