Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition

The Remarkable Journal of Shackleton's Polar-Bound Cat
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (3.98 hours)
Product Number: Z0788
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449878108
Narrator/s: Steven Crossley
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Description

Exhibiting wit and extraordinary insight, Caroline Alexander sheds fresh light on Sir Ernest Shackleton's well-documented 1914 expedition to Antarctica-in which no human life was lost. From actual journals kept by the explorers, she creates a marvelous diary of the expedition, written from the viewpoint of a world-weary cat. As the Endurance prepares to sail, the shipwright's curious tomcat hides deep within the hold. When crew members discover the robust pet, they mistakenly name him Mrs. Chippy and assign him grueling duties. Showing unusual courage and perseverance, the good-natured feline labors long hours-monitoring the ship's wake, keeping the mouse population down, and teasing the caged sled dogs. In this eye-opening account, Caroline Alexander records Mrs. Chippy's thrilling adventures and profound observations about his fellow shipmates. With dramatic timing, narrator Steven Crossley promotes the delightful sense of fun and adventure.

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