The dead of an Arctic winter. Whaling ships full of men, stranded in ice. Follow three rescuers in a race against time — and all odds — in this heartpounding true adventure.In 1897, whaling in the Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast was as dangerous as it was lucrative. And in that particular year, winter blasted early, bringing storms and ice packs that caught eight American whale ships and three hu...
Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Level: 5 - 6
Lexile Measure: 1270L
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Candlewick; Reprint edition (July 22, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.5 x 10 inches
Amazon Rank: 191230
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I'm rating The Impossible Rescue 5 stars because this account of the harrowing rescue of sailors whose ships had gotten caught in the ice off Alaska's coast was so well written. Since winter had come early without warning the sailors were left with...
rs off guard. Their ships locked in ice, with no means of escape, the whalers had limited provisions on board, and little hope of surviving until warmer temperatures arrived many months later. Here is the incredible story of three men sent by President McKinley to rescue them. The mission? A perilous trek over 1,500 miles of nearly impassable Alaskan terrain, in the bone-chilling months of winter, to secure two herds of reindeer (for food) and find a way to guide them to the whalers before they starve. With the help of photographs and journal entries by one of the rescuers, Martin W. Sandler takes us on every step of their riveting journey, facing raging blizzards, killing cold, injured sled dogs, and setbacks to test the strongest of wills.Back matter includes an epilogue, further information, a time line, source notes, a bibliography, and an index.