An amazing tale of heroism and ingenuity, this dramatic picture book tells the story of Shackleton's incredible adventure in the heroic age of Antarctic exploration.
In August 1914, during the height of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration, Sir Ernest Shackleton set off from England with a team of explorers to walk across the Antarctic and study the icy depths of this new 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 32 pages, colour illustrations
- Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 10/04/2001
- Category: True stories
- ISBN: 9780711217447