"An extraordinary true adventure tale. . . . Outstanding nonfiction writing that makes history come alive." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
In 1897, whaling in the Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast was as dangerous as it was lucrative. And in that particular year, winter blasted in early, bringing storms and ice packs that caught eight American whale ships and three hundred sailors off guard. Their ships locked in ice, with no means of escape, the whalers had limited provisions on board, and little hope of surviving until warmer temperatures arrived many months later. Here is the incredible story of three men sent by President McKinley to rescue them.
Outstanding nonfiction writing that makes history come alive. —Kirkus Reviews
A terrific true tale, well told. —Booklist
Using extensive primary sources in the form of journals, reports, letters, and photographs, Sandler has pieced together a stirring and evocative retelling of this historical adventure. The writing draws readers into both the suspense of reaching the struggling whalers in time as well as the dire, life-threatening conditions that the rescuers themselves faced. —School Library Journal
Crisply designed with plentiful white space, this book shares a thrilling and inspirational story of determination, perseverance, and bravery. —Publishers Weekly
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This story has everything young readers would relate to...danger, suspense, daring heros and great historic photos to bring the story to life. Best of all, it is history. I bought this for my 12 year old grandson, but read it myself first and would definitely recommend it.
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