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The Resource Marooned in the Arctic : the true story of Ada Blackjack, the "female Robinson Crusoe", Peggy Caravantes

Marooned in the Arctic : the true story of Ada Blackjack, the "female Robinson Crusoe", Peggy Caravantes

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Marooned in the Arctic : the true story of Ada Blackjack, the "female Robinson Crusoe"
Title
Marooned in the Arctic
Title remainder
the true story of Ada Blackjack, the "female Robinson Crusoe"
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Peggy Caravantes
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "In 1921, four men ventured into the Arctic for a top-secret expedition: an attempt to claim uninhabited Wrangel Island in northern Siberia for Great Britain. With the men was a young Inuit woman named Ada Blackjack, who had signed on as cook and seamstress to earn money to care for her sick son. Conditions soon turned dire for the team when they were unable to kill enough game to survive. Three of the men tried to cross the frozen Chukchi Sea for help but were never seen again, leaving Ada with one remaining team member who soon died of scurvy. Determined to be reunited with her son, Ada learned to survive alone in the icy world by trapping foxes, catching seals, and avoiding polar bears. After she was finally rescued in August 1923, after two years total on the island, Ada became a celebrity, with newspapers calling her a real "female Robinson Crusoe." The first young adult book about Blackjack's remarkable story, Marooned in the Arctic includes sidebars on relevant topics of interest to teens, such as the uses of cats on ships, the phenomenon known as Arctic hysteria, and aspects of Inuit culture and beliefs. With excerpts from diaries, letters, and telegrams; historic photos; a map; source notes; and a bibliography; this is an indispensable resource for any young adventure lover, classroom, or library"--
  • "In 1921, four men ventured into the Arctic for a top-secret expedition: an attempt to claim uninhabited Wrangel Island in northern Siberia for Canada. With the men was a young Inuit woman named Ada Blackjack, who had signed on as cook and seamstress to earn money to care for her sick son. Conditions soon turned dire for the team when they were unable to kill enough game to survive. Three of the men tried to cross the frozen Chukchi Sea for help but were never seen again, leaving Ada with one remaining team member who soon died of scurvy. Determined to be reunited with her son, Ada learned to survive alone in the icy world by trapping foxes, catching seals, and avoiding polar bears. After she was finally rescued in August 1923, after two years total on the island, Ada became a celebrity, with newspapers calling her a real "female Robinson Crusoe.""--
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"In 1921, four men ventured into the Arctic for a top-secret expedition: an attempt to claim uninhabited Wrangel Island in northern Siberia for Canada. With the men was a young Inuit woman named Ada Blackjack, who had signed on as cook and seamstress to earn money to care for her sick son. Conditions soon turned dire for the team when they were unable to kill enough game to survive. Three of the men tried to cross the frozen Chukchi Sea for help but were never seen again, leaving Ada with one remaining team member who soon died of scurvy. Determined to be reunited with her son, Ada learned to survive alone in the icy world by trapping foxes, catching seals, and avoiding polar bears. After she was finally rescued in August 1923, after two years total on the island, Ada became a celebrity, with newspapers calling her a real "female Robinson Crusoe.""--
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Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10469532
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 910.92
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Women of action
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the true story of Ada Blackjack, the "female Robinson Crusoe"
Label
Marooned in the Arctic : the true story of Ada Blackjack, the "female Robinson Crusoe", Peggy Caravantes
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
In the beginning : meet Vilhjalmur Stfansson -- Settling on the island : meet Milton Galle -- Changing winds : meet Lorne Knight -- Fading hopes : meet Allan Crawford -- Treacherous treks : meet Frederick Maurer -- Oh for a bear! -- Downward spiral -- Rescue! -- Conflict and confusion -- Afterword
Control code
907651735
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 194 pages
Isbn
9781613730980
Lccn
2015029636
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)907651735
Label
Marooned in the Arctic : the true story of Ada Blackjack, the "female Robinson Crusoe", Peggy Caravantes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
In the beginning : meet Vilhjalmur Stfansson -- Settling on the island : meet Milton Galle -- Changing winds : meet Lorne Knight -- Fading hopes : meet Allan Crawford -- Treacherous treks : meet Frederick Maurer -- Oh for a bear! -- Downward spiral -- Rescue! -- Conflict and confusion -- Afterword
Control code
907651735
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 194 pages
Isbn
9781613730980
Lccn
2015029636
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)907651735

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