Dangerous Crossings!

Dangerous Crossings!

Ten Daring Treks Across Land, Sea, and Air

Book - 2007
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Ten daring treks across land, sea and air.

What makes people attempt a dangerous journey? For some, it's a thirst for adventure. For others, it's a quest for freedom. And for still others, it's simply a desire to go home.

In 1931, three Australian girls escaped from a government settlement for mixed-race children. Together they walked a thousand miles, including a trek across the merciless Gibson Desert, to return to their aboriginal home.

In 1849, slave Henry Brown hatched a plan to reach freedom in the north. With the help of friends, he shipped himself in a crate from Richmond to Philadelphia, a 27-hour journey.

Famous British explorer Dr. David Livingstone spent more than 30 years in Africa. When he died in 1873, his loyal guides carried his salted, dried body across more than 1,500 miles of treacherous African terrain, so he could be shipped to Britain for burial.

Journey into Dangerous Crossings! and join voyagers from the determined to the desperate as they struggle though icy oceans, across hostile borders, and into unforgiving wilderness. You'll witness record-breaking solo flights, harrowing escapes from oppression, and unbelievable ocean crossings.

The latest in the award-winning True Stories from the Edge series, these 10 amazing stories make Dangerous Crossings! an unforgettable trip.

Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Annick Press, c2007
ISBN: 9781554510856
9781554510863
Branch Call Number: j910.922 BAN
Characteristics: 146 p. : maps ; 23 cm

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allydo5 Apr 21, 2009

this book would have been really good if the people hadn't screwed up the publishing/printing.
i was really into the story and then it messed up and that really frustrated me :(

deman Apr 14, 2009

awwwwessssooooommmmeeeeeeee

anoudconda Apr 07, 2009

it was hard but it was kinda exciting

jil14 Mar 30, 2009

At first this book seemed really interesting to me. When I read it I found out the stories were boring and not very dangerous. Also there were no pictures except some unhelpful maps

sk Mar 30, 2009

This book was really boring. The only story that appealed to me was the first one of Molly. Same as Canadian Boys Who Rocked the World, this book had the same format that was uninteresting.

vc_angel Mar 30, 2009

Oh WOW, this book is absolutly awesome! I loved it for a non-fiction! A real must-read for Red Maple readers!

SurrealSabbath Mar 26, 2009

wow!!! o.O
this book has been so interesting!!!
so great

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awake88
Mar 24, 2009

nomantion for the red maple award in 2009

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WGTaylor Feb 09, 2012

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Mar 24, 2009

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sk Mar 30, 2009

A book filled with amazing stories of journeys of people of all ages.

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