The Sinking of the Vasa: A Shipwreck of Titanic Proportions

By FREEDMAN, Russell

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9781627798662
Publisher
Holt


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on July 1, 2018  |  Elementary

Gr 3–6—In August 1628, the Vasa, a massive, opulently decorated Swedish navy warship, was ready to launch. Commissioned by Sweden's king and having taken more than two years to build, she was loaded with weaponry and crafted to strike fear into all enemies. Anticipation over the inaugural sailing was high, with observers waving offshore and the ship's crew and their families on board. Shockingly, after traveling less than a mile, the Vasa was struck by wind, capsized, and sank, taking many lives. The ensuing investigation suggested poor design wa...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

Freedman (posthumously) tells the story of the seventeenth-century Swedish warship Vasa, from its tragic sinking on its maiden voyage to its eventual...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

Freedman (posthumously) tells the story of the seventeenth-century Swedish warship Vasa, from its tragic sinking on its maiden voyage to its eventual...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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