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Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World

(1998)
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The harrowing survival story of English explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and the ill-fated Endurance has intrigued people since the 1914 expedition--spurring astounding books such as Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage and The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition. As Shackleton and 27 sailors attempted to cross the frozen Antarctic continent from one side to the other, they were trapped in an ice pack, lost their ship to the icy depths, survived an Antarctic winter, escaped attacks from sea lions, and traversed 600 treacherous miles to the uninhabited Elephant Island. Leaving 22 men behind, Shackleton and five others sailed 800 miles across the southern Atlantic Ocean in a 20-foot open boat to tiny South George Island, where they hiked across unmapped mountains to a whaling station. In 1916, 19 months after the Endurance became icebound, Shackleton led a rescue party back to retrieve his men. Remarkably, every crew member survived.

Jennifer Armstrong, the award-winning author of Black-Eyed Susan and The Dreams of Mairhe Mehan, brings the unbelievable journey to life with delicious details: how a handsome young stowaway was discovered too late to cast him off; how the ship itself would become frost-white, looking like "another species of sparkling white iceberg as it nosed its way through the pack;" and how the ice-pack-dwelling Emperor penguins seemed to enjoy the banjo music of crew member Leonard Hussey. The true-to-life story is as thrilling as they come, and Armstrong's lively, crystal-clear writing style is just as compelling. More than 40 photographs of the expedition populate this inspiring nonfiction adventure story that young readers will devour from cover to cover. (Ages 10 to 14) --Karin Snelson

    

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Hardback Editions

September 2000 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Shipwreck At The Bottom Of The World: The Extraordinary True Story Of Shackleton And The Endurance (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Jennifer Armstrong
ISBN: 0-613-30126-9 / 978-0-613-30126-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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November 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World
Author(s): Jennifer Armstrong
ISBN: 0-517-80013-6 / 978-0-517-80013-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House USA Children's Books
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November 1998 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of the Shakleton Expedition
Author(s): Jennifer Armstrong
ISBN: 0-517-80014-4 / 978-0-517-80014-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

September 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance
Author(s): Jennifer Armstrong
ISBN: 0-375-81049-8 / 978-0-375-81049-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Audio Editions

May 2011 : USA Audio CD

Title: Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World
Author(s): Jennifer Armstrong
ISBN: 1-883332-54-0 / 978-1-883332-54-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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