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Rising Water : Story of the Thai Cave Rescue - Marc Aronson

Rising Water

Story of the Thai Cave Rescue

Paperback Published: 1st April 2019
ISBN: 9781534452657
Number Of Pages: 160
For Ages: 10+ years old

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The incredible true story of the twelve boys trapped with their coach in a flooded cave in Thailand and their inspiring rescue.

On June 23, 2018, twelve members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach were exploring the Tham Luang cave complex in northern Thailand when disaster struck. A rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels, trapping them as they took shelter on a shelf of the dark cave. Eight days of searching yielded no signs of life, but on July 2 they were discovered by two British divers. The boys and their coach were eventually rescued in an international operation that took three days. What could have been a terrible tragedy became an amazing story of survival.

Award-winning author Marc Aronson brings us the backstory behind how this astounding rescue took place. Rising Water highlights the creative thinking and technology that made a successful mission possible by examining the physical, environmental, and psychological factors surrounding the rescue. From the brave Thai Navy SEAL who lost his life while placing oxygen tanks along the passageways of the cave, to the British divers that ultimately swam the boys to safety, to the bravery of the boys and their coach, this is the breathtaking rescue that captivated the entire world.

About the Author

Marc Aronson is the acclaimed author of Trapped: How the World Rescued 33 Miners from 2,000 Feet Below the Chilean Desert, which earned four starred reviews. He is also the author of Sir Walter Raleigh and the Quest for El Dorado, winner of the ALA's first Robert L. Sibert Award for nonfiction and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. He has won the LMP award for editing and has a PhD in American history from NYU.

Marc lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, with his wife and son.

Industry Reviews

"Despite the concise narration, the gravity of the rescue is never dampened. Aronson is mindful in his descriptions of differences in cultures and takes care not to filter them through Western assumptions. He also includes a chapter openly describing gaps in his research and account due to key players' personal or political biases. . . . Solid writing preserves the natural rising suspense and astonishing details of this rescue."
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

ISBN: 9781534452657
ISBN-10: 1534452656
Audience: Children
For Ages: 10+ years old
For Grades: 5 - 9
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st April 2019
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.14

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