Trapped in IceeBook - 2011
Based on true events surrounding Captain Robert Bartlett's ill-fated Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913, tells the story of thirteen-year-old Helen and her nine-year-old brother Michael and their struggle to safety after their ship becomes trapped in ice.
Penguin Group Canada
Thirteen-year-old Helen is not entirely sure she is looking forward to spending the next six months on board the Karluk, a ship headed on an Arctic expedition. But with the recent death of her father, it is the only work her seamstress mother can find. Helen's nine year-old brother, Michael, is delighted to be off on a real adventure but neither he nor Helen could have realized just how extraordinary this trip would be. The ship's hard-bitten captain, Robert Bartlett, must use all his seafaring skill when the Arctic Ocean begins an early freeze-over and the ship becomes trapped in ice. But will Bartlett's knowledge of the unpredictable and treacherous Arctic be enough to save his passengers?
In the pages of her diary, Helen records the fate of the crew and her family as they leave the ship and try to make their way across shifting ice flows, through blinding blizzards and past polar bears to safety on solid land. As the trek proceeds, Helen learns a few things about her family, about friendship and about a remarkable strength she never knew she had.
Based on true events surrounding the ill-fated Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913, Trapped in Ice is a riveting, fast-paced adventure set in a marvelous but brutal world of ice and snow.
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Trapped in ice is a story situated in the beginning of the 1900’s. A young teenager named Helen finds herself in an adventure one would only dreamed about. The story is about an arctic expedition conducted in the 1900’s. Aboard the ship are brave leaders, each with a special qualification to make them worthy to cross seas. The captain of the ship, Captain Bartlett, has very high standards to which he holds his crew. Helen and her family... were not up to par with his criteria. The struggle of being accepted however, was barely a conflict in the book. When the waters of Antarctica freeze over as quickly as rain falls, it creates a few bumps in their once smooth ride. When the worst seems to have befallen, more problems arise.
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