Grades 4 - 6
Grade level Equivalent: 3.5
Lexile® Measure: 650L
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: Not Available
- Antarctica and Arctic Regions
- Determination and Perseverance
About This Book
This winning combination of words and images successfully captures the drama and reality of one of the most difficult expeditions ever taken: Admiral Byrd's lone encampment at "Little America" during 1934's six-month-long Antarctic night.
In 1934, Admiral Richard Byrd spent a season by himself in a small cabin in Antarctica, recording the weather and confronting life, completely alone, in harsh conditions. Robert Burleigh's text is supplemented with excerpts from Admiral Byrd's firsthand account of how he survived, and dramatic illustrations capture the courage of Byrd's amazing ordeal. Full color.