ICE STORY by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel


Shackleton's Lost Expedition
Age Range: 8 - 12
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Another well-researched, well-written entry in a recent spate of books (Jennifer Armstrong’s Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World, 1999), articles, and exhibitions about the amazing survival of the crew of the Endurance. As in the Armstrong book, Kimmel recounts the efforts of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s team, who set out in 1914 to cross the Antarctic continent, but ended up trapped in the ice in a ship which was slowly crushed, then made a painful journey to rescue across ice floes, storm-tossed seas, and a mountain range said to be impassable. With larger photographs and typeface—and fewer novelistic flourishes—than the Armstrong book, this version is appropriate for the middle-grade audience. Kimmel tells the exciting story well; the riveting adventure may inspire further interest in history and exploration. (index, not seen, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-12)

Pub Date: Feb. 26th, 1999
ISBN: 0-395-91524-4
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Clarion
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 1999


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