KLIATTAntarctic expeditions, their mystery and danger, fascinate almost everyone. In very readable style Lerangis slips us right in the peril, uncertainty, and vulnerability of the men and their dogs on this trek to be the first to explore this as-yet undiscovered continent. When the explorers' ship, The Mystery, becomes frozen in the Antarctic ice, the expedition and its leader, Jack Winslow, must make a daring attempt to rescue not only their vessel but also each other. It is almost surprising how long it takes for the men to truly become part of a team, all working together. This is a book with many undercurrents; those of danger, mystery, adventure, family relationships, love, battles with nature and themselves. This is an exciting read for the YA. A good companion to a unit on exploration or the Antarctic. KLIATT Codes: JRecommended for junior high school students. 2000, Scholastic, 251p, 20cm, $4.50. Ages 13 to 15. Reviewer: Elsie Jacobs; Teacher & Libn., Kalispell, MT, November 2000 (Vol. 34 No. 6)
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This book is suspenseful and adventurous. A very good book for readers of all ages.