At the Edge: Daring Acts in Desperate Times by Larry VerstraeteAt the Edge: Daring Acts in Desperate Times by Larry Verstraete

At the Edge: Daring Acts in Desperate Times

byLarry Verstraete

Paperback | October 1, 2009

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Over twenty true-life stories about life-threatening situations and the wrenching choices made by the people facing them. In this compelling book, readers are presented with true accounts of desperate situations, and the split-second decisions that people were forced to make. Many of the stories focus on Canadian experiences, while the rest have emerged from around the world.- A young man in Nunavut fights off a polar bear to save his friend.- A Canadian peacekeeper in the Congo risks his own life to save those ofstranded tourists.- Ordinary people show extraordinary character during the Halifax Explosion, the Holocaust, Hurricane Katrina, the Tiananmen Square protests, and September 11, 2001. An important book, whose contents will fascinate middle-grade readers, and provide a perfect springboard to discussion about making life-changing decisions.
Larry Verstraete is the author of six popular books of non-fiction. Prior to writing this book, Larry came across articles about two very different men, a Canadian schoolteacher and a hotelier in Rwanda, whose heroic gestures under very different circumstances linked them in Larry's mind. He knew he had found a winning topic for a book...
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Title:At the Edge: Daring Acts in Desperate TimesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.96 × 5.82 × 0.34 inPublished:October 1, 2009Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545997909

ISBN - 13:9780545997904

Appropriate for ages: 9

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing These stories are fascinating. I really enjoyed reading this for Silver Birch.
Date published: 2017-01-18