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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

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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
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In 1921, four men ventured into the Arctic for a top-secret expedition: an attempt to claim uninhabited Wrangel Island in northern Siberia for Great Britain. With the men was a young Inuit woman named Ada Blackjack, who had signed on as cook and 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 Chukchi Sea for help but were never seen again, leaving Ada with one remaining team member who soon died of scurvy. Determined to be reunited with her son, Ada learned to survive alone in the icy world by trapping foxes, catching seals, and avoiding polar bears. After she was finally rescued in August 1923, after two years total on the island, Ada became a celebrity, with newspapers calling her a real "female Robinson Crusoe." The first young adult book about Blackjack's remarkable story, Marooned in the Arctic includes sidebars on relevant topics of interest to teens, such as the uses of cats on ships, the phenomenon known as Arctic hysteria, and aspects of Inuit culture and beliefs. With excerpts from diaries, letters, and telegrams; historic photos; a map; source notes; and a bibliography; this is an indispensible resource for any young adventure lover, classroom, or library"--
  • "In 1921, four men ventured into the Arctic for a top-secret expedition: an attempt to claim uninhabited Wrangel Island in northern Siberia for Canada. With the men was a young Inuit woman named Ada Blackjack, who had signed on as cook and 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 Chukchi Sea for help but were never seen again, leaving Ada with one remaining team member who soon died of scurvy. Determined to be reunited with her son, Ada learned to survive alone in the icy world by trapping foxes, catching seals, and avoiding polar bears. After she was finally rescued in August 1923, after two years total on the island, Ada became a celebrity, with newspapers calling her a real "female Robinson Crusoe.""--
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Biography type
individual biography
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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
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  • Blackjack, Ada
  • Blackjack, Ada
  • Blackjack, Ada
  • Inuit women
  • Women explorers
  • Inuit women
  • Women explorers
  • Women
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Inuit women
  • Women explorers
  • Arctic regions
  • Wrangel Island (Russia)
  • 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 (pages 187-188) 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
  • (OCoLC)907651735
  • 2295534
  • (OCoLC)907651735
  • (OCoLC)ocn907651735
  • 2295534
Label
Marooned in the Arctic : the true story of Ada Blackjack, the "female Robinson Crusoe", Peggy Caravantes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-188) 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
  • (OCoLC)907651735
  • 2295534
  • (OCoLC)907651735
  • (OCoLC)ocn907651735
  • 2295534

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