Ice Story by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Shackleton's Lost Expedition

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This dramatic, suspenseful narrative reads like an adventure story-but it is true. In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton and a twenty-seven-man crew set off on an expedition to reach and cross Antarctica. Just a month and a half into the voyage, their ship, the Endurance, was caught fast in heavy pack ice. The men had no radio contact, and no one knew where they were or even that they were in trouble. None of them should have survived the ordeal that followed-unstable ice floes, treacherous waters, freezing temperatures, and starvation. Only the extraordinary leadership, courage, and strength of Shackleton brought the whole team safely through. Elizabeth Cody Kimmel's clear, compelling text is illustrated with photographs, taken and carefully preserved by the ship's photographer, that record the stark condition and the day-to-day activities of the men. Hand-drawn maps that show the extraordinary route of the Endurance and her crew. Bibliography, index.

About Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

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Elizabeth Cody Kimmel lives in Cold Spring, New York, with her husband and young daughter.
Published February 16, 1999 by Clarion Books. 128 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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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.

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Kimmel's compelling account presents the arresting tale of Sir Ernest Shackleton's doomed 1914 expedition to traverse the continent of Antarctica, for a slightly younger audience than Jennifer Armstrong's Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World (Children's Forecasts, Jan. 25).

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Children's book author Aliki has written and illustrated William Shakespeare and the Globe (HarperCollins, $15.95, 006027820X), which describes not only Shakespeare's life, work, and times, but even acknowledges visionary Sam Wannamaker, who spent years resurrecting the Globe.

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