Grades 6 - 8
Grade level Equivalent: 4.9
Lexile® Measure: 670L
Guided Reading: V
- Antarctica and Arctic Regions
- Determination and Perseverance
About This Book
The wind and snow blow so hard, you can't see your hand in front of your face. Your heating fuel is nearly gone, and so is your food. How do you survive?
Five fourteen-year-olds face this desperate situation on a deadly journey in Antarctica. It is 2083. They are contestants on a reality TV show, Antarctic Survivor, which is set up to re-create Robert F. Scott's 1912 doomed attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole.
This action-packed, riveting adventure, full of fascinating direct quotes from Scott's journals and other accounts of the expedition, is both a heart-wrenching drama from the past and a disquieting glimpse into the future.