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Ice wreck

by Penner, Lucille Recht.

Format: Print Book 2001
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Step Up Books j PEN STEPUP
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Step Up Books
Call Number  j PEN STEPUP
A hundred years ago, Ernest Shackleton and his crew set out for the South Pole. They never made it. Within sight of land, the ship ran into dangerous waters filled with chunks of ice. Then the sea froze around them! There was no hope of rescue. Could Shackleton find a way to save himself and his men?
"Well-written and packed with illustrations and photographs, this amazing tale of the will to survive under unthinkable circumstances will amaze kids and keep them glued to every page."-- Dallas Morning News
"Shackleton's heart-pounding expedition and rescue comes vividly to life in this beginning chapter book."-- Booklist
Lucille Recht Penner is the author of many nonfiction books for kids, including Dinosaur Babies , and Monster Bugs , in Random House's Step into Reading program. Two of her titles were named Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Books. The author lives in Tucson, AZ.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 2-4. Shackleton's heart-pounding expedition and rescue comes vividly to life in this beginning chapter book. Each exciting stage in the ordeal is told in simple, descriptive language. The text is filled with interesting facts about Antarctica and survival in an arctic climate, and it creates a solid, heroic portrait of Shackleton. Chapters end with just the right hooks to propel readers forward. Angular paintings by David LaFleur ably illustrate the action and treacherous conditions, but it's the scattered black-and-white photos that will intrigue children most, showing the boat precariously encased in ice and a nice shot of Shackleton himself. Steer more confident readers on to Elizabeth Cody Kimmel's Into the Ice (1999). A fine entry in the Road to Reading series. --Gillian Engberg"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Road to reading.
Subjects Shackleton, Ernest Henry, -- Sir, -- 1874-1922 -- Travel -- Juvenile literature.
Shackleton, Ernest Henry, -- Sir, -- 1874-1922 -- Travel.
Endurance (Ship) -- Juvenile literature.
Endurance (Ship)
Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition -- (1914-1917) -- Juvenile literature.
Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition -- (1914-1917)
Antarctica -- Discovery and exploration.
Publisher New York :Golden Books,2001
Contributors La Fleur, David.
Language English
Description 44 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm.
ISBN 0307264084 (pbk.)
0307464083 (GB)
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