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How I Survived

Four Nights on the Ice

by Serapio Ittusardjuat, illustrated by Matthew K. Hoddy
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: adventure & adventurers, biography, canada, aboriginal & indigenous

After his snowmobile breaks down halfway across the sea ice on a trip back from a fishing camp, Serapio Ittusardjuat recounts the traditional skills and knowledge he leaned on to stay alive.

This harrowing first-person account of four nights spent on the open sea ice—with few supplies and no water—shows young readers the determination and streng …


True Stories of Rescue and Survival

Canada's Unknown Heroes

by Carolyn Matthews
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: careers, canada, adventure & adventurers

A crab boat off Newfoundland catches fire, and a rescue is undertaken by helicopter. A child goes missing in a New Brunswick forest, and a desperate hunt is mounted. A climber falls on a British Columbia mountain, and a helicopter rescue is attempted. A civilian chopper crashes in Nunavut, and a search-and-rescue team braves a savage snowstorm to f …

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