Top-notch history. Smart, well written, meticulously researched and a lot of fun.
—The New York Times
Outstanding nonfiction writing that makes history come alive.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
A terrific true tale, well told.
—Booklist (starred review)
Using extensive primary sources in the form of journals, reports, letters, and photographs, Sandler has pieced together a stirring and evocative retelling of this historical adventure. The writing draws readers into both the suspense of reaching the struggling whalers in time as well as the dire, life-threatening conditions that the rescuers themselves faced.
—School Library Journal (starred review)
Crisply designed with plentiful white space, this book shares a thrilling and inspirational story of determination, perseverance, and bravery.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
A spirited adventure tale…thorough and deliberate.
—The Horn Book
Veteran writer Sandler takes readers through the entire adventure, well captured in first-person accounts and incredible photographs. Maps trace the progress of the rescue mission, illustrating the unimaginable distance along the treacherous coast of present-day Alaska. In Sandler’s words, history becomes adventure, with real-life heroes, dangers, and mishaps.
Sandler perfectly presented the astonishing story of a journey against all odds into an amenable read.
—Library Media Connection
No true adventure fan should miss this one.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books