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Title:
Shackleton's stowaway
Author:
McKernan, Victoria.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, [2005]

©2005
Physical Description:
317 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
A fictionalized account of the adventures of eighteen-year-old Perce Blackborow, who stowed away for the 1914 Shackleton Antarctic expedition and, after their ship Endurance was crushed by ice, endured many hardships, including the loss of the toes of his left foot to frostbite, during the nearly two-year return journey across sea and ice. On October 26, 1914, Ernest Shackleton₂s Endurance set sail from Buenos Aires in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in exploration: the crossing of the Antarctic continent. The crew stood on deck to watch the city fade away. All but one. Eighteen-year-old Perce Blackborow hid below in a locker. But the thrill of stowing away with the legendary explorer would soon turn to fear. Within months, the Endurance, trapped and crushed by ice, sank. And even Perce, the youngest member of the stranded crew, knew there was no hope of rescue. If the men were to survive in the most hostile place on earth, they would have to do it on their own. Victoria McKernan deftly weaves the hard-to-fathom facts of this famous voyage into an epic, edge-of-your-seat survival novel.
Language:
English
Contents:
Shackleton's stowaway -- Map -- Author's note -- Epilogue -- Sources -- Timeline - Members of the expedition -- Further reading.
Reading Level:
740 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.8 12.0 86105.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.1 18 Quiz: 38711 Guided reading level: Y.
ISBN:
9780375826917
Format :
Book

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