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The Resource Marooned in the Arctic : the true story of Ada Blackjack, the "female Robinson Crusoe", Peggy Caravantes

Marooned in the Arctic : the true story of Ada Blackjack, the "female Robinson Crusoe", Peggy Caravantes

Label
Marooned in the Arctic : the true story of Ada Blackjack, the "female Robinson Crusoe"
Title
Marooned in the Arctic
Title remainder
the true story of Ada Blackjack, the "female Robinson Crusoe"
Statement of responsibility
Peggy Caravantes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1921, four men ventured into the Arctic for a top-secret expedition: an attempt to claim an uninhabited island in Siberia for Great Britain. With the men was a 23-year-old Inuit woman named Ada Blackjack, who had signed on as a seamstress to earn money to care for her sick son. Conditions soon turned dire for the team when they were unable to kill enough game to survive. Three of the men tried to cross the frozen sea for help but were never seen again, leaving Ada with one ill team member who soon died of scurvy. She learned to survive in the icy world, teaching herself to trap and shoot animals, building a crude boat that allowed her to seal-hunt among the icy floes, and crafting a stove from old cans she cut and hammered together. Finally rescued in August 1923, after two months alone and two years total on the island, Ada became a celebrity, with newspapers calling her a "female Robinson Crusoe." Packed with sidebars on relevant topics such as cats on ships, Arctic hysteria, and Inuit culture and beliefs; excerpts from diaries, letters, and telegrams; historic photos; a map; source notes; and a bibliography, Marooned in the Arctic is an indispensible resource for any young adventure lover, classroom, or library"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1935-
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Caravantes, Peggy
Dewey number
  • 910.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.E7
LC item number
B65629 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Women of action
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blackjack, Ada
  • Blackjack, Ada
  • Inuit women
  • Inuit women
  • Women explorers
  • Women explorers
  • Women
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Inuit women
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Adventure & Adventurers
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women
  • Women explorers
  • Arctic regions
  • Wrangel Island (Russia)
  • Arctic regions
  • Russia (Federation)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Marooned in the Arctic : the true story of Ada Blackjack, the "female Robinson Crusoe", Peggy Caravantes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the beginning : meet Vilhjalmur Stfansson -- Settling on the island : meet Milton Galle -- Changing winds : meet Lorne Knight -- Fading hopes : meet Allan Crawford -- Treacherous treks : meet Frederick Maurer -- Oh for a bear! -- Downward spiral -- Rescue! -- Conflict and confusion -- Afterword
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 194 pages
Isbn
9781613730980
Lccn
2015029636
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
ocn907651735
Label
Marooned in the Arctic : the true story of Ada Blackjack, the "female Robinson Crusoe", Peggy Caravantes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the beginning : meet Vilhjalmur Stfansson -- Settling on the island : meet Milton Galle -- Changing winds : meet Lorne Knight -- Fading hopes : meet Allan Crawford -- Treacherous treks : meet Frederick Maurer -- Oh for a bear! -- Downward spiral -- Rescue! -- Conflict and confusion -- Afterword
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 194 pages
Isbn
9781613730980
Lccn
2015029636
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
ocn907651735

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