by Will Steger (Author) and Jon Bowermaster (Author)
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Explore Will Steger's Trek Across the Arctic
Join celebrated polar explorer Will Steger as he and a five-person team cross the frozen Arctic Ocean. Leaving from the icy shores of Russia, driving dog sleds towards the North Pole, the four-month long expedition would eventually deliver the team by man-hauled canoe to the other side of the world, northern Canada. An award-winning, beautifully illustrated book for young adults and adults alike.
School Library Journal Review
Grade 4 Up. Outstanding photographs, interest-grabbing journal entries, and myriad Arctic travel-related tidbits of information are packed into this visually appealing account of Will Steger's 1995 expedition across the North Pole via skis, dog sled, and canoe-sled. Starting from the western edge of Siberia, 4 men and 2 women from 5 countries and 33 dogs began their 4-month adventure across the constantly shifting frozen Arctic Ocean to the northern edge of Canada. The powerfully descriptive words and well-captioned, action-intense pictures give readers a "you are there" sensation as they pore over images of the team's challenging, life-threatening, awe-inspiring experiences. Interspersed with Steger's personalized account are background information and facts about the expedition; a brief history of Arctic exploration; a geographic description of the Arctic Ocean; mini-biographies of the team members and the dogs; and a supply list. Teachers will find this a useful title to supplement units on journal writing, discovery and exploration, cooperation and teamwork, expedition planning, decision-making and problem-solving skills, survival, the Arctic ecosystem, and environmental studies. This riveting photo-journal is a winner.?Roz Goodman, Bering Strait School District Media Center, Unalakleet,
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