Marriott, Janice,

Thor's tale : adventure and endurance in the Southern Ocean / Janice Marriott. - Auckland [N.Z.] : HarperCollins, 2006. - 160 p. ; 20 cm.

Novel for children.

11 year old Thor is the lowest of the low at a subantarctic whaling station. As a whaler's boy, he spends long, hard days loading coal. He should be looking forward to being a harpoonist on the whaling boats, but he really wants to be soaring high and free with the albatrosses. Until the day a ghostly ship emerges from the mist. It is the Endurance, carrying Shackleton and his intrepid explorers on their voyage of discovery to the Antarctic. Thor has never seen anything like her, and when he is caught up in the expedition's fight for survival, he must decide where his future lies. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.

1869505727 9781869505721


Shackleton, Ernest Henry, Sir, 1874-1922, --Children's fiction.


Endurance (Ship)--Children's fiction.


Boy whalers--Children's fiction.
Adventure and adventurers--Children's fiction.
Survival--Children's fiction.


Antarctica--Discovery and exploration--Children's fiction.

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