Who Was Ernest Shackleton? (Paperback)

By James Buckley, Who Hq, Max Hergenrother (Illustrator)

Grosset & Dunlap, 9780448479316, 103pp.

Publication Date: December 26, 2013



As a boy he preferred reading sea stories to doing homework and, at age 16, became an apprentice seaman. Subsequently, Ernest Shackleton's incredible journeys to the South Pole in the early 1900s made him one of the most famous explorers of modern times. His courage in the face of dangerous conditions and unforeseeable tragedies reveal the great leader that he was. His historic 1914 journey aboard the Endurance has all the drama of an action movie.

About the Author

James Buckley, Jr. is a sports writer for children. He has written more than 50 books about sports for kids, including titles on baseball, football, NASCAR, soccer, the Olympics, and more.