ICE TRAP!

Meredith Hooper
Price £7.99
Description Description
An amazing tale of heroism and ingenuity, this dramatic picture book tells the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton's incredible adventure in the heroic age of Antarctic exploration.

August, 1914: Shackleton sets off from England with a team of explorers to walk across the Antarctic and study the icy depths of this little-known and forbidding continent. Sailing through some of the most perilous seas, the Endurance becomes trapped in the deadly pack ice of the Weddell Sea. When the Endurance is eventually crushed between the vast bulk of two floating icebergs, the men are forced to abandon ship and make the dangerous journey across the crushing sea in lifeboats. They reach relative safety on the uninhabited Elephant Island, but an even greater peril faces Shackleton and five other members of the crew…
 
An incredible real-life story of perseverance, resilience and cooperation in the face of adversity, Ice Trap! makes Shackleton’s most perilous expedition accessible to a new generation of readers.
 
As we approach the 100th anniversary of Shackleton’s death, keep his legacy alive with this exciting and beautifully illustrated telling of his boldest journey.
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Format:
Format Trade Paperback 32 Pages
ISBN:
ISBN 9780711217447
Size:
Size10.63 in x 10.63 in / 270.00 mm x 270.00 mm
Published:
Published Date April 10th, 2001
Meredith Hooper
Meredith Hooper was born in Australia. An Antarctic specialist, she has made several research trips to the continent. In 2000 she was awarded the Antarctica Medal by the US Congress. Her books for Frances Lincoln include The Pebble in my Pocket, which is the only children's book ever to be shortlisted for the Dingle History of Science Book Award.
M. P. Robertson
M. P. Robertson is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator of children's books. His many books include The Egg, The Dragon Snatcher, Frank 'n' Stan, Food Chain, Hieronymus Betts and His Unusual Pets, and Ice Trap!, written by Meredith Hooper. He lives with his family in Wiltshire, U.K.
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