Monday, January 21, 2019

#MMBBR #Review #FirstLine #Giveaway #LostintheAntarctic The Doomed Voyage of the Endurance by @tod_olson via #partner @barbfisch at @blueslipper and @Scholastic who provided a #free #reviewcopy


There wasn’t a thing Ernest Shackleton could do. He stood on the ice-bound Weddell Sea, watching the giant blocks of frozen saltwater squeeze his ship to death. The ship’s name seemed ironic now: the Endurance. But she had lasted nine months in this condition, stuck on the ice in the frigid Antarctic winter. So had Shackleton and his crew of 28 men, trying to become the first expedition ever to cross the entire continent.

Now, in October 1915, as he watched his ship break into pieces, Shackleton gave up on that goal. He ordered his men to abandon ship. From here on, their new goal would be to focus on only one thing: survival.

#FirstLine ~ The ship didn't stand a chance, and Frank Hurley knew it. 

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was FANTASTIC. My son and I loved it. It was such an intense and wonderfully fleshed out story of survival that left us in complete awe. I was so engrossed in the book that it made me feel like I was part of the expedition. I know that kids and adults alike are going to love this book. It makes a perfect parent/child book club pick and one that should be in your home library. A must read for lovers of historical novels.

Tod Olson is the author of the historical fiction series How to Get Rich and the four books in the Lost series--Lost in the Pacific, 1942; Lost in Outer Space;  Lost in the Amazon; and Lost in the Antarctic. He has written for national magazines on the Columbine school shooting, homeless teens, the murder of Matthew Shepard, and many other stories of interest to children and young adults. Tod holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives in Vermont with his family, his mountain bike, and his electric reclining chair. To learn more, and to download free teaching resources, visit his website:

Praise for previous titles in the Lost series

★"A riveting, completely engrossing true survival story." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Engaging... A great choice for collections." —School Library Journal

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(U.S. addresses).

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