The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure

The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure

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Overview

Whaling in the Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast was as dangerous as it was lucrative in 1897. In that particular year, winter came early, bringing with it storms and ice packs that caught eight American whale ships and about three hundred sailors off guard. The ships were imprisoned in ice with no hope of escape. With limited provisions on board the ships that hadn’t been crushed by the ice, there was little hope that these men could survive until warmer temperatures arrived at least ten months later.

Martin Sandler tells the incredible true adventure story of three men who were ordered by President McKinley to carry out an overland rescue that covered 1,500 miles of treacherous Alaskan terrain in the dead of winter. Their mission was to drive two herds of reindeer the distance to feed the starving men. With their own survival in the balance, these men battled raging storms, killing cold, injured sled dogs, and their own will to continue to bring relief to the stranded whale men. Entries from the journals of two of the rescuers and photographs taken by the third key member of the unlikely expedition dramatically document every mile of their heroic, unprecedented journey.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781491501702
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 07/22/2014
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Martin W. Sandler has written more than seventy books for children and adults and has written and produced seven television series. He has twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and has won multiple Emmy Awards. He lives in Massachusetts.

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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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The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.