By (author) Victoria McKernan
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Shackleton's Stowaway by Victoria McKernan
Book DescriptionOn October 26, 1914, Ernest Shackleton's 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. From the Hardcover edition.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780756970178
(170mm x 107mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Perfection Learning
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publish Date: 10-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Victoria McKernan
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In mid-1860s San Francisco, sixteen-year-old Aiden gains a hoped-for chance at a change in fortune when he wins a ship in a poker game, but soon he is involved in Peru's savage guano trade and the exploitation of its Chinese workers.
Devil's Paintbox, Hardback (October 2010)
In an adventure-filled and historically accurate new novel about two orphans and their journey on the Oregon Trail, the author of "Shackleton's Stowaway" captures both the peril and stunning beauty of the Western frontier. Knopf Books for Young Readers.
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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.
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