Buried Alive! by Elaine Scott
How 33 Miners Survived 69 Days Deep Under the Chilean Desert

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In August 2010, thirty-three miners were buried alive, two thousand feet below the
surface of the earth. After seventeen tense days, just as hope was nearly gone, rescuers
made contact with the men. Joy broke out around the world—all thirty-three men
were alive! But it would be long weeks before they emerged from the mine.
What did the miners feel, trapped in the steamy darkness so far underground?
What did they eat? How did they get along? And most important, how did they survive
in those seventeen days when death lingered so near, and after, during the long
wait for rescue?


This amazing true story about problem-solving, community, and real-life heroes is
made kid-friendly by veteran nonfiction writer Elaine Scott. It will inspire for years to


About Elaine Scott

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Elaine Scott, a veteran nonfiction writer, is often praised for making complicated scientific concepts accessible for young readers. She is the author of When Is a Planet Not a Planet? The Story of Pluto, among many other books. She lives in Houston, Texas.
Published April 17, 2012 by Clarion Books. 80 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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Shifting the focus back and forth between the plight of the buried miners and the rescue efforts underway at the surface, Scott creates a riveting tale.

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After watching the film Buried, I have gained a new respect for Ryan Reynolds as an actor.

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