Alone Across The Arctic: One Woman's Epic Journey By Dog Team by Pam FlowersAlone Across The Arctic: One Woman's Epic Journey By Dog Team by Pam Flowers

Alone Across The Arctic: One Woman's Epic Journey By Dog Team

byPam FlowersAs told byAnn Dixon

Paper over Board | August 15, 2015

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Eight sled dogs and one woman set out from Barrow, Alaska, to mush 2,500 miles. "ALONE ACROSS THE ARCTIC" chronicles this astounding expedition. For an entire year, Pam Flowers and her dogs made this epic journey across North America arctic coast. The first woman to make this trip solo, Pam endures and deals with intense blizzards, melting pack ice, and a polar bear. Yet in the midst of such danger, Pam also relishes the time alone with her beloved team. Their survival---her survival---hinges on that mutual trust and love.
Pam Flowers is the fourteenth recipient of the Gold Medal from the Society of Woman Geographers, following in the footsteps of Amelia Earhart, Margaret Mead, and Jane Goodall. Named an Outsider of the Year by OUTSIDE MAGAZINE, she has participated in nine Arctic expeditions and completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Pam is the...
Title:Alone Across The Arctic: One Woman's Epic Journey By Dog TeamFormat:Paper over BoardDimensions:120 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:August 15, 2015Publisher:Graphic Arts BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1943328102

ISBN - 13:9781943328109

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Page 3

Map Page 6-7

Ch 1 Beginnings Page 9

Ch 2 Training Page 21

Ch 3 The Expedition: Across Alaska Page 40

Ch 4 The Expedition: Across Canada Page 58

Expedition Supply List Page 116

Glossary Page 117

Index Page 119

Editorial Reviews

Gr 5-10-With a young dogsled team, no sponsors, and no spare lead dog, Flowers set out to fulfill a lifelong dream to retrace, in reverse, a 1923-24 expedition by Norwegian explorer Knud Rasmussen and two Inuit companions, who traveled the length of the North American coast by dog team. If Flowers succeeded, she would be the first female and first American to mush that route solo. Using a balanced content of narrative, journal entries, boxed information bits, and numerous photographs, Flowers, with Dixon, details the exhilarating and often harrowing journey. Journal excerpts capture much of the emotion: "My eyelashes freeze together and I can't open my eyes. I have to crawl back to the tent on my knees-and frantically claw the snow away from my eyes." Readers will be fascinated by the descriptions of her dog team, introduced individually with photographs and comments. About Roald, for example, she writes: "Though intelligent, Roald lacked confidence, which sometimes caused him to clown around rather than try his hardest." A list of equipment and supplies is included. The message of this exciting book is important. At journey's end, as she stood alone with her dogs, she summarized her emotions. "The dogs, I believe, felt it too. We'd done well, and in doing so, had won what I consider the greatest reward of all: self-respect. We carry it with us wherever we go." This is an engaging survival story with broad appeal.-School Library Journal