Life or Death: Surviving the Impossible

February 1, 2014|
Life or Death: Surviving the Impossible by Larry Verstraete
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More than 30 riveting - and true! - survival stories from Larry Verstraete, the master of adventure non-fiction.

A slave in mid-1800s North Carolina squeezes into a 2'' x 3'' box and has friends mail him to Philadelphia . . . and freedom. A doctor injects 8000 Polish Jews with a substance that makes it appear they have typhus, getting them sent into quarantine instead of to death camps. Apollo 13 astronauts use duct tape, a hose, and other spare parts to fix failed machinery and bring their spacecraft safely home.

Following the popularity of the award-winning At the Edge: Daring Acts in Desperate Times, winner of the Silver Birch Award for Non-Fiction, this new collection from Larry Verstraete features over 30 incredible true stories of survivors who found creative ways to beat impossible odds.

Former science teacher LARRY VERSTRAETE loves finding ways to get kids interested in science. Larry is the author of many award-winning non-fiction titles, including Case Files: 40 Murders and Mysteries Solved by Science and At the Edge: Daring Acts in Desperate Times. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His website is www.larryverstraete....
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Title:Life or Death: Surviving the Impossible
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:160 pages, 7.62 X 5.25 X 0.42 in
Shipping dimensions:160 pages, 7.62 X 5.25 X 0.42 in
Published:February 1, 2014
Publisher:Scholastic Canada Ltd
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:9
ISBN - 13:9781443119511

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