Ice Wreck

Ice Wreck

by Lucille Recht Penner
     
 

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Shackleton’s Antarctic journey took courage and perseverance. Now his story is told in a full-color early chapter book!
 
In 1914, 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…  See more details below

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Shackleton’s Antarctic journey took courage and perseverance. Now his story is told in a full-color early chapter book!
 
In 1914, 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?

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The amazing Antarctic survival story of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew is the basis for this transitional chapter book. Shackleton and his crew of 27 were attempting to cross the continent of Antarctica in 1914, when their ship, the "Endurance", became stuck in the ice. They stayed with the ship for seven months, camped on ice floes for five months, and then rowed in small lifeboats to a distant island. Their saga continued as Shackleton and four of the men continued on to another island to get help for the rest of the crew, and all the crew members survived the 18-month ordeal. Penner does a serviceable job of summarizing a complex story in brief chapters, with short sentences that convey the information with a sense of excitement and inherent danger. A few black-and-white photographs from the actual expedition are included (without captions), supplemented with LaFleur's coordinating illustrations in icy blues and lavenders. Several books for young readers on the Shackleton saga have been published in the last few years, including two well-received volumes by Jennifer Armstrong and an easy reader in Random House's Step into Reading series (Monica Kulling's "Sea of Ice: The Wreck of the Endurance", 1999). Still, kids do love disaster books, and this story has all the drawing power of a disaster without the unhappy ending (except for the poor sled dogs). "(Easy reader/nonfiction. 6-9)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385382878
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
07/22/2014
Series:
A Stepping Stone Book(TM)
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,029,860
Lexile:
480L (what's this?)
File size:
8 MB
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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