Life or Death: Surviving the Impossible by Larry VerstraeteLife or Death: Surviving the Impossible by Larry Verstraete

Life or Death: Surviving the Impossible

byLarry Verstraete

Paperback | February 1, 2014

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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....
Title:Life or Death: Surviving the ImpossibleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.62 × 5.25 × 0.43 inPublished:February 1, 2014Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443119512

ISBN - 13:9781443119511


Editorial Reviews

Praise for Larry Verstraete:"Case Files is a great book for any young person looking to spice up standard school curriculum in science and history, hoping to put a little scandal in a school project, or simply hoping for a good, compelling read." -Quill & Quire (for Case Files)"Great for both dipping into in snippets or for an engrossing read from start to finish, At the Edge will intrigue young readers with a sense for adventure." -Canadian Children's Book News (for At the Edge)"The fast-paced stories are so full of exciting events that readers will be sure to quickly read the book from start to finish!" -CM: Canadian Review of Materials