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Shackleton's stowaway, Victoria McKernan

Label
Shackleton's stowaway
Title
Shackleton's stowaway
Statement of responsibility
Victoria McKernan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKernan, Victoria
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
740
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
PZ7.M4786767
LC item number
Sh 2005
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
4.8
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blackborow, W. Perce
  • Blackborow, W. Perce
  • Shackleton, Ernest Henry
  • Endurance (Ship)
  • Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition
  • Survival
  • Stowaways
  • Adventure stories
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctica
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Shackleton's stowaway, Victoria McKernan
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Shackleton's stowaway -- Map -- Author's note -- Epilogue -- Sources -- Timeline - Members of the expedition -- Further reading
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
317 p.
Isbn
9780375826917
Lccn
2004010313
Other control number
9780375826917
System control number
ocm55671655
Label
Shackleton's stowaway, Victoria McKernan
Publication
Contents
Shackleton's stowaway -- Map -- Author's note -- Epilogue -- Sources -- Timeline - Members of the expedition -- Further reading
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
317 p.
Isbn
9780375826917
Lccn
2004010313
Other control number
9780375826917
System control number
ocm55671655

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