Sunday, September 7, 2008

Shackleton's Stowaway

Shackleton's Stowaway by Victoria McKernan is a great adventure story. I just finished rereading this book and had forgotten how suspenseful the story is. The book is a based upon factual events of Ernest Shackleton's Endurance expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916.

"Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in event of success."
This is a quote taken from an advertisment for one of Shackleton's expeditons. Even though the description is factual, the story of the men's journey and survival is very compelling.

Here's a Google Earth Community placemark which shows the events of the story.

This novel is also a Battle of the Books selection for the 2008-09 season.


Mrs. Bade said...

Mrs. Mistele...very awesome blog entry. I love the quote and the Google Earth information. Did you make the Shackleton Google Earth placemark??

Loved it no matter what!

ArborVitae 2.0 said...

Heck, no. I need lessons on how to use Google Earth.