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Into the ice : the story of Arctic exploration
Curlee, Lynn.
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Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
Physical Description:
40 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Describes the ice cap above the northernmost shores of Asia, North America, and Greenland, and the expeditions that criss-crossed it in search of the North Pole.
Reading Level:
1130 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.8 1.0 28435.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 7.2 3 Quiz: 13549.
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G614 .C87 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Alien and wild, the far north has the powerful allure of the unknown, a call explorers have heeded for hundreds of years. First came the search for a route through the polar icecap to the rich lands of Asia. The Northeast and Northwest Passages were painstakingly traced. Then the race was on to one of the remotest points on earth - the North Pole. The desire for knowledge, wealth, adventure, and fame fueled expedition after expedition. Some Arctic explorers met with success and celebrity; others found madness and death; a few simply disappeared. Into the Ice, graced with majestic acrylic paintings, traces the slow unveiling of the secrets of this mysterious and forbidding frozen region.

Author Notes

Lynn Curlee is a fine artist whose work has been exhibited extensively. Mr. Curlee lives in Jamesport, New York, with Willie, his Great Dane.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7ÄAn attractive, readable compilation of arctic exploration from the earliest recorded voyage by Pytheas of Greece (around 330 B.C.) to the end of the so-called "classic era" of exploration in the early 1900s (with some notes on later efforts). This handsome, slender volume provides a clear introduction to the multifaceted variety of arctic explorers and the diverse motivations for their dangerousÄand often fatalÄjourneys into this forbidding, hostile environment. Graced with rich, stylized acrylic paintings covering full- and double-pages, the book will satisfy all esthetically and many informationally, and will have the intellectually curious demanding more details.ÄPatricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.