Born in Ireland, Bunting moved to the United States in 1958 with her husband, Ed, and their three children. She began her career as a writer by taking a writing class at a local junior college. Her first book, THE TWO GIANTS, was published in 1972. In 1976, her book ONE MORE FLIGHT received the Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
"Suspense, adventure, romance, and a protagonist who comes of age under terrible circumstances combine in a novel that survives the tragedy at its center without diminishing it, and somehow remains upbeat."
"The tension is largely predictable since the reader knows from the beginning what will happen to the ship and that it is unlikely our likeable hero will drown, but Bunting builds the sense of impending doom."
From the Publisher
Based on the true story of the sinking of the "Titanic", this is the story of young Barry O'Neill, who is one of the ship's passengers. Traveling by himself from Ireland to meet his parents in New York, Barry is worried about the Flynn brothers, who have threatened to throw him overboard Little does he know that he'll soon have a lot more than just the Flynns to worry about.
Fifteen-year-old Barry O'Neill, traveling from Ireland to America on the maiden voyage of the Titanic, finds his life endangered when the ship hits an iceberg and begins to sink.