Read along and learn about Ernest Shackleton, the Irish explorer who set out to discover adventure at the South Pole! Dissecting Shackleton's life from his early years living in Ireland, through his youth and adulthood as he explored the unknown, readers learn about one of the most well-known Antarctic explorers in history. Includes fun facts about Antarctica, life during that time, and more, plus a timeline of Shackleton's life, as well as a timeline of world events, and a bibliography for further reading. Recommended for ages 9 to 12 years.
As a boy he preferred reading sea stories to doing homework and, at age 16, became an apprentice seaman. Subsequently, Ernest Shackleton’s incredible journeys to the South Pole in the early 1900s made him one of the most famous explorers of modern times. His courage in the face of dangerous conditions and unforeseeable tragedies reveal the great leader that he was. His historic 1914 journey aboard the Endurance has all the drama of an action movie.
James Buckley, Jr. is a sports writer for children. He has written more than 50 books about sports for kids, including titles on baseball, football, NASCAR, soccer, the Olympics, and more.