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From the Publisher"Kimmel tells the exciting story well; the riveting adventure may inspire further interest in history and exploration." Kirkus Reviews
"...Most of the important background is here, along with maps and some of Frank Hurley's extraordinary expedition photos. The lucid overview is likely to encourage readers to pursue other books on the subject—perhaps some of the adult ones Kimmel includes in her bibliography." Booklist, ALA
The elements of the story make for fascinating reading: a courageous and inspiring leader; a foundered ship swallowed by ice; a stalwart crew stranded on shifting ice floes; a final, daring-beyond-description rescue effort in an open boat through eight hundred miles of hurricane-blown seas and on foot over an uncharted mountain range.... Kimmel focuses more narrowly on Shackleton and the key members of the crew; she has chosen to forgo dialogue and diary quotes and focus on the action. The inherent drama of the tale is such that it shines through Kimmel's pared-down telling...