Shackleton’s Stowaway is an exciting adventure & survival story. The story follows young, 18-year-old Perce Blackborow as he hides himself away on the ship that is leaving to Antarctica on Sir Ernest Shackleton’s great 1914 expedition to the South Pole. The crew faces tragedy when their ship, The Endurance, becomes lodged in broken ice and sinks. The crew is left to struggle for survival in a harsh and unforgiving, frozen climate with little hope of nearby aid. Shackleton’s Stowaway keeps readers intrigued and in awe of the power of nature, the course of fate, and the resilience of the human spirit. This book is great for the young adult who is interested in history and/or survival stories. Adults enjoy this book, too!

Published 2005, Laurel-Leaf

If you like this book, you may like Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer.