Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition

Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition

The Remarkable Journal of Shackleton's Polar-bound Cat

Book - 1997
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The carpenter has a very fine cat who is known as "Mrs. Chippie"...
-- from the diary of Commander F. A. Worsley, captain of Shackleton's Endurance

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. Fortunately for posterity, Mrs. Chippy left a diary of the ordeal.

Closely based on the true events of Shackleton's heroic journey, and illustrated with authentic photographs taken by Frank Hurley, expedition photographer, Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition is a firsthand account of one of the greatest adventures in history--from a unique point of view.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 1997.
ISBN: 9780060932619
9780060175467
006017546X
Branch Call Number: ALE
Characteristics: xix, 148 p. : ill.

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SPPL_János Mar 22, 2018

The first half of Ernest Shackleton's Endurance expedition is presented as the journal of the ship's cat. Cute, but essentially a one-note joke with a bittersweet punchline.

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SPPL_János Mar 22, 2018

"My watch today was very strenuous, it being extremely difficult to concentrate on all the kinds of movements, ripples, running water, bubbles, froth, foam, etc., let alone look out for penguins that might be following in our wake. Continued to make nautical observations until teatime."

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