Ice Story: Shackleton's Lost Expedition

by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

Kimmel’s riveting account of the Shackleton expedition adds to the growing... read more

Kimmel’s riveting account of the Shackleton expedition adds to the growing body of work about the doomed 1914 voyage of the Endurance. Here we get a well-rounded portrait of Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose life dream was to cross Anarctica but whose 27-member crew got stuck in ice just a few weeks into the expedition. Exactly how Shackleton and his crew survived and found their way home again reads like a good adventure story. The handsomely designed volume includes numerous black-and-white photographs taken by the ship’s photographer, many of which are quite haunting in retrospect. (Age 9-14)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2000

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