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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 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
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 …


Escape from Tibet

A True Story

by Nick Gray & Laura Scandiffio
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: asia, emigration & immigration, adventure & adventurers

Two brothers face cruelty, hardship, and hope, on the ultimate journey in search of freedom.

Eleven-year-old Tenzin hasn’t seen his older brother, Pasang, in five years, so he is thrilled when Pasang unexpectedly returns to their Tibetan village late one night. Now eighteen, Pasang is an educated monk whose return from India provokes the suspiciou …


True Stories of Rescue and Survival

Canada's Unknown Heroes

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

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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