Library Journal - Library JournalGr 4-7-These two survival stories are presented in an effective and appealing manner. In February of 1982, Callahan's sailboat sank off the coast of Africa. He managed to grab a few useful items and escape on a life raft. After drifting for four months, he was finally rescued by fishermen near the Caribbean islands. An Air Force pilot, O'Grady was serving as part of a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Bosnia when a missile tore his F-16 jet in half. He was able to stay alive, undetected, for six days behind enemy lines by using his military training and keeping an optimistic outlook. Both books begin with a brief introduction, include a map of the area where the person was marooned, and are enhanced by numerous full-color photographs. The accounts will grip the attention of their audiences. Libraries wishing to expand their biography section for reluctant readers should consider purchasing these titles.-Elizabeth Stumpf, Clearfield Middle School, PA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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