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Survivors

David Long

Amazing real-life stories about extreme survival.

19 in stock

£10.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571339662
Date Published
05.10.2017
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Summary

Winner of the Best Book With Facts Blue Peter Book Award 2017.

Amazing real-life stories about extreme survival.

Beautifully presented in a large, paperback format, and fully illustrated in colour throughout, this wonderful anthology is a treat for all the family. Be shocked and amazed by these incredible real-life stories of extreme survival, including . . .

The Man Who Sucked Blood from a Shark, a sailor who survived for 133 days on a raft in the Atlantic when his ship was torpedoed, using shark’s blood in place of fresh water.
The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, a teenager who fell 2 miles from an aeroplane and trekked through the Amazon jungle to safety.
The Woman Who Froze to Death – Yet Lived, a woman who was trapped under freezing water for so long her heart stopped. Four hours later, medics managed to warm her blood enough to revive her.

Combining classic tales such as Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic voyage, as well as more modern exploits such as the adventurer who inspired the movie 127 Hours, these astonishing stories will be retold by young readers to all of their friends.

‘A gorgeously presented hardback book, full of incredible real-life stories of extreme survival . . . Ultimately an inspirational book, beautifully illustrated.’ Angels and Urchins

‘True-story fans will love this.’ Inis Children’s Books Ireland

‘A wonderful mixture of the scariness of peril and the glorious uplift of survival. It’s insightful, inspirational and all absolutely true.’ Bookbag

Critic Reviews

A gorgeously presented hardback book, full of incredible real-life stories of extreme survival . . . Ultimately an inspirational book, beautifully illustrated

Angels and Urchins
Critic Reviews

A wonderful mixture of the scariness of peril and the glorious uplift of survival. It's insightful, inspirational and all absolutely true . . . If you're looking for a present for a child, or even for an adult searching for an introduction to the subject then this is the sort of book which you look at and are rather surprised that the cover price is not a lot higher.

Bookbag
Critic Reviews

True-story fans will love this.

Inis Children's Books Ireland
Critic Reviews

While offering excitement and peril, Long’s riveting narratives also provide insight into how these individuals used their skills, knowledge, and fortitude to survive.

Publisher's Weekly
Critic Reviews

These inspiring and exciting stories will appeal to a range of young readers.

Beth Fish Reads
DavidLong

Writer and historian David Long is the author of the acclaimed Animals’ VC: For Gallantry and Devotion and more than twenty other non-fiction books on a wide range of historical subjects. Jet the Rescue Dog, the first of several titles for younger readers, was published by Faber in 2014. He lives in Suffolk and has two teenage sons.

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