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Title:
Ice swords : an undersea adventure
Author:
Houston, James, 1921-2005.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Atheneum, 1985.
Summary:
Two boys spending a summer at a research station in the Arctic to study the migration of whales learn deep sea diving and encounter dangerous adventure.
General Note:
"A Margaret K. McElderry book."
Language:
English
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC High School 5.5 8 Quiz: 05676 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780689503337
Format :
Book

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Summary

Two boys spending a summer at a research station in the Arctic to study the migration of whales learn deep sea diving and encounter dangerous adventure.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9 Best friends Matthew and Kayak continue their adventures on Baffin Island in Houston's third book about the boys. At the beginning of this story, the boys, along with Matthew's father and Charlie, the helicopter pilot, are rescued from the oil-well site they discovered in Black Diamonds (Atheneum, 1982) . After the rescue Matthew and Kayak join a scientific expedition to study whale migration. Jill, the daughter of the expedition director, teaches Matthew and Kayak how to scuba dive and the three young people encounter exciting and dangerous situations underwater. Accurate information about the Arctic and whales is included and is sometimes integral to the plot. During the scientific discussions, Kayak often relates legends of the Inuit. Kayak and other Inuit characters frequently speak in Inuktitut, but their words are defined in context. Although there are flashback references to Frozen Fire (Atheneum, 1977) and Black Diamonds , this title can stand alone as a separate adventure. An additional adventure for those libraries with a Houston following. Ruth Fitzgerald, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.