Saturday, January 19, 2008

You Think Our Winters are Cold . . . READ

2008 Teen Nutmeg Nominee
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!

Anyone who likes adventure must read Shackleton's Stowaway by Victoria Mckernan