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The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish: Based on a True Story [Kindle Edition]

Jacqueline Briggs Martin

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Book Description

The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish tells the dramatic story of the Canadian Arctic expedition that set off in 1913 to explore the high north.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2872 KB
  • Print Length: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Reprint edition (28 Nov. 2005)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003T0GAUW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,315,040 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful, wonderful book 17 Sept. 2008
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I read this aloud to my grandchildren, ages 10, 7, and 5. They were riveted. First there are unusual, wonderful, illustrations that add to the atmosphere and mood of the story. There is detail such as seal oil lamps and chewing on sealskin to soften it for sewing boots. There is drama, lost on an ice floe is one of several. There is a different way of living (we had to go find and try pemmican when we finished the book). We found a new world of ice with strange new words, spelled phonetically for us. Personalities played a role in the drama, including children with their favorite toys. We finished the adventure, turned the page and ......THERE WERE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ACTUAL PEOPLE WE JUST READ ABOUT, THE ONES WHO SURVIVED...IT WAS ALL TRUE. The book was a fantastic adventure for all of us.
5.0 out of 5 stars a wonderful tale children will want to hear again and agani 16 Mar. 2012
By kelly Ruben - Published on
This beautifully illustrated picture book merges history and fancy to tell a story that will captivate young readers. In sparse and poetic language, the author enters into the essence of Inupiaq culture, just as in Snowflake Bentley, she enters the life of a snowflake. When my son was little, I read this over and over. It's an excellent read aloud. We had a copy signed by the illustrator, so it now has a place of special honor on his shelf.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 11 Sept. 2012
By C. Spencer - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
I just finished reading this to my daughter who is part Inupiaq and very interested in Natives from around the globe. This one was special because the story is excellent and based on true events (which makes it more interesting to me). Highly recommend.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 4 Dec. 2014
By Scott Hellstrom - Published on
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
A good story for kids.
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