"An extraordinary true adventure tale. . . . Outstanding nonfiction writing that makes history come alive." - Kirkus Reviews
In 1897, whaling in the Arctic waters off Alaska's coast was as dangerous as it was lucrative. And in that particular year, winter blasted in early, bringing storms and ice packs that caught eight American whale ships and three hundred sailors off guard. Their ships locked in ice, with no means of escape, the whalers had limited provisions on board, and little hope of surviving until warmer temperatures arrived many months later. Here is the incredible story of three men sent by President McKinley to rescue them.
About the Author
Martin W. Sandler has written more than seventy books for children and adults and has written and produced seven television series. He has twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and has won multiple Emmy Awards. He lives in Massachusetts.
Outstanding nonfiction writing that makes history come alive.--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) A terrific true tale, well told.--Booklist (starred review) Using extensive primary sources in the form of journals, reports, letters, and photographs, Sandler has pieced together a stirring and evocative retelling of this historical adventure. The writing draws readers into both the suspense of reaching the struggling whalers in time as well as the dire, life-threatening conditions that the rescuers themselves faced.--School Library Journal (starred review) Crisply designed with plentiful white space, this book shares a thrilling and inspirational story of determination, perseverance, and bravery.--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 10+ years old
For Grades: 7 - 10
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st July 2014
Publisher: Candlewick Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.7 x 23.9 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.68