Shackleton and the Lost Antarctic Expedition

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Tells the story of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton and his failed attempt to cross the coldest and windiest continent on earth. Written in graphic-novel format.

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Overview

Tells the story of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton and his failed attempt to cross the coldest and windiest continent on earth. Written in graphic-novel format.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathie M. Josephs
Books written in graphic format are favorites of mine! It makes it perfect for students who are reluctant readers and never seem to finish a book on their own. It is also a wonderful way to introduce nonfiction books to young people. Young adults who want to read anything they can get their hands on will enjoy the graphics, exhilarating stories, and fast paced text. The full-color graphics make an enormous impact on the story. The author includes a box on most pages that includes narration, which gives extra information to the reader to help with comprehension. Vocabulary has been well selected and this book is an excellent resource that could be used for writing a summary, a book report, or as a source for research. This book is part of a new series about disasters in history. This particular book deals with Shackleton's expedition to reach the South Pole. Young adults will learn how the expedition was halted for the entire winter due to the ship actually being frozen in the water. They will also read how the men entertained themselves while dealing with weather 30 degrees below zero. There are four chapters in just 27 pages and all major facts are well covered. At the end of the book, the author includes two pages of additional information. In addition, there is a glossary, a "Read More" section, Internet sites, a bibliography, and an index. I highly recommend this book for children who want to start their own personal libraries, for classroom and school libraries, and for enticing the reluctant reader. Part of the "Graphic Library" series.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736868778
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Disasters in History Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 598,599
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Blake A. Hoena grew up in central Wisconsin, where he wrote stories about robots conquering the moon and trolls lumbering around the woods behind his parents house. He now lives in Minnesota and continues to write about fun things like space aliens and superheroes. Blake has written more than fifty chapter books and graphic novels for children.

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