by David Long


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Beautifully presented in a large, hardback format, and fully illustrated in color throughout, this wonderful anthology is a treat for all the family. Be shocked and amazed by these incredible real-life stories of extreme survival, including...

The Man Who Sucked Blood from a Shark, a sailor who survived for 133 days on a raft in the Atlantic when his ship was torpedoed, using shark's blood in place of fresh water.
The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, a teenager who fell 2 miles from an airplane and trekked through the Amazon jungle to safety.
The Woman Who Froze to Death – Yet Lived, a woman who was trapped under freezing water for so long her heart stopped. Four hours later, medics managed to warm her blood enough to revive her.

Combining classic tales such as Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic voyage, as well as more modern exploits such as the adventurer who inspired the movie 127 Hours, these astonishing stories will be retold by young readers to all of their friends.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780571339662
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Publication date: 10/05/2017
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range: 9 - 11 Years

About the Author

Writer and historian David Long is the author of more than twenty other non-fiction books on a wide range of historical subjects. He lives in Suffolk and has two teenage sons.

Kerry Hyndman is a London based illustrator and map maker with a wide range of editorial, advertising, and publishing clients. In her spare time she likes to snowboard, climb, hit things with rackets, and cycle around.

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