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February Book Post – Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World


A little late on the book post this month. Sorry about that.

Our February book is Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World, by Jennifer Armstrong. It is quite the extraordinary true story.

I’m looking forward to another great meeting! Keep reading!


3 Responses

  1. I had heard about Sir Earnest Shackleton in the historical sense, but really didn’t know much about it until I read Shipwreck at the bottom of the world. It is amazing how you can be stuck in an iceflow around Antarctica for about a year and a half and everyone survives. It is interesting to read about some of the foods that they ate on a ship back in the early 1900’s, and into survival time with penguins? I made a text-to-text connection with a novel I read by Clive Cussler called Actic Drift which started with a true life story about an Englishman named John Franklin and his two ships the Erbus and Terror. They are mentioned in this book as they too were trapped in the ice, but in the Northern Hemisphere vs. the Southern Hemisphere… However none of the crew were ever found after they abandoned their ships and attempted to move their lifeboats across the ice.

    I thought Shipwreck was a very interesting story about Shackelton and the Endurance. Itt reminded me of when I was younger fishing in Alaska and seeing ice in the water around Glacier Bay.

    What is the next book Mr. Shaffer?

  2. Sound like you’ve got a text-to-text and a text-to-self there, Mr. F.

    Our next book is The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander. I’ll start a book post for it soon.

  3. This was an AWESOME STORY.Very exciting to read and an AMAZING JOURNEY.Had a fun time at guys read that night.Had a real Seamen and Shackleton follower in the group to explain things and give us another perspective of life on a ship.Thanks Mr S had a fun time.Desert was good.

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