Book Reviews of Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition: The Remarkable Journal of Shackleton's Polar-Bound Cat

Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition: The Remarkable Journal of Shackleton's Polar-Bound Cat
Mrs Chippy's Last Expedition The Remarkable Journal of Shackleton's Polar-Bound Cat
Author: Caroline Alexander
ISBN-13: 9780060932619
ISBN-10: 0060932619
Publication Date: 4/1/1999
Pages: 176
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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This book is very cute and has notes and thought from the ships' crew on the polar bound expedetion. The photographs were quite good and it was interesting the dynamics of the whole ship and the crew.
The ending is very sad though, they have to abandon the ship and trek across the ice so Shackleton orders several of the sled dogs pup and the cat shot and killed. (she could have rode in the sled.) Harry McNish felt the loss of the cat most profoundly and he was wrote up for discipline problems later. When he died they place a bronze cat on his grave in honor of Mrs. Chippy.
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A cheeky read from the cat's perspective of being ice-bound. If you're not familiar with Shackleton's journey, this book is incomplete on details. Footnotes attempt to fill the gaps, but they are hard for me to read since it interrupts the flow of the narrative. This would be a good way to introduce to middle-school kids to Shackleton's expedition without the real torment of being stranded that is ever-present in the (real) memoirs of other crew members.
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When Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance became trapped in the Antarctic ice, all twenty-nine members of the crew were pushed to their limits of survival,including Mrs. Chippy,the ship's estimable cat. Closely based on the true events of Shackleton's heroic journey, and illustrated with authentic photographs taken by Frank Hurley, expedition photographer,this book is a firsthand account of one of the greatest adventures in history-from a unique point of view!
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Absolutely loved this book! A must-read for any cat lover! It just ended too soon!
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Shackleton's Antarctica expedition from a cat's point of view.
A cute book, but the ending leaves it unclear exactly what happened to him (yes, him!) at the end.
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Shackleton's Antarctica expedition from a cat's point of view.
A cute book, but the ending leaves it unclear exactly what happened to him (yes, him!) at the end.
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Shackleton's Antarctica expedition from a cat's point of view.
A cute book, but the ending leaves it unclear exactly what happened to him (yes, him!) at the end.