Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
McKernan, Victoria.
New York : Knopf, 2005
IL 5-8, RL 4.6
ISBN 0375926917
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In 1914, Ernest Shackleton set out to reach the South Pole.  He did not return to civilization until 1917!  Soon after the men reached Antarctica, the ship was crushed by the ice and the men were stranded in Antarctica with no shelter or way home.  Amazingly, these men survived for nearly two years and absolutely no one died.  Amazing story but the fact that it is true is quite impressive.  This is a fictionalized account of 18-year-old Perce Blackborow who stowed away on the ship.  I guess he picked the wrong ship to stow away on!
SUBJECTS:     Blackborow, W. Perce, 1894-1949 -- Fiction.
                        Antarctica -- Discovery and exploration -- Fiction.
                       Shackleton, Ernest Henry, Sir, 1874-1922 -- Fiction.
                        Imperial -- Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1917) -- Fiction.
                        Endurance (Ship) -- Fiction.
                        Survival -- Fiction.
                        Stowaways -- Fiction.
                        Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.
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