June 28, 2021
I don’t know a lot about Antarctic expeditions, but I am very interested in Antarctica, so I was excited when I got the opportunity to read the book Shackleton’s Endurance: An Antarctic Survival Story by Joanna Grochowicz.
This is a factual retelling of Ernest Shackleton’s famous expedition, where he hoped to “cross the Antarctic continent from the Weddell Sea to the Ross Sea.” The text introduces the reader to Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton and his ship, the Endurance, as well as his crew of 27. The most famous crew members, Frank Wild, Frank Hurley, Alexander Macklin, George Marston, Tom Crean and Frank Worsley, had all been on previous Antarctic missions. Read more