Sandler, Martin W. The Impossible Rescue, The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure, 163 pgs, Candlewick Press, 2012. $22.99. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: G.
When a harsh winter came early to Arctic Alaska in 1897, eight whaling vessels and nearly 300 men were stranded in the ice around Point Barrow. This is the story of a remarkable and seemingly impossible rescue across land and ice, through the winter storms against all odds. Complete with quotes from diaries, official U.S. Government documents and photographs taken during the expedition, this is a gripping detailed account of the men who were waiting, the natives who acted as guides and the brave and selfless rescuers.
This true tale of survival will appeal to the reluctant non-fiction readers. A bit lengthy for elementary students, this is essential for the Middle or High School Library. MS HS ESSENTIAL Lisa Librarian