Buried in Ice: The Mystery Of A Lost Arctic Expedition

Buried in Ice: The Mystery Of A Lost Arctic Expedition

by Owen Beattie, Shelley Tanaka, John Geiger, John Geiger

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Gr 4 Up-- In 1845, Sir John Franklin and his two ships, Erebus and Terror , sailed from England to begin a search in icy Arctic waters for the fabled Northwest Passage. It was one of the most well-planned, well-supplied, and well-commanded expeditions of all times; yet it ended in disaster. Not one man returned alive. For almost a century and a half, no one could explain their mysterious deaths. In this compelling, contemporary account, anthropologist Beattie and journalist Geiger describe how they solved the 147-year-old mystery. The narrative is interspersed with an imaginative section that relates the story of the expedition from the point of view of 19-year-old Luke, a member of the crew. While the text is exciting, the book's greatest strength is its superb illustrations: drawings, paintings, and historic and present day photographs are used to enrich each page. Probably the most intriguing photographs are those of the actual exhumation of three sailors whose graves had been discovered in 1857. Because of the cold, the bodies remained frozen and appeared almost exactly as they did at the time of interment. Another fine entry in an excellent series. --Don Reaber, Meadowdale High School, Lynnwood, WA

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Scholastic, Inc.
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Time Quest Books Series
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8.52(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.25(d)
1010L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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