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Rescues!

by Tanya Lloyd Kyi

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published: Sep 2006
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publisher: Annick Press
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In 1957, four stranded climbers faced certain death high in the Swiss Alps. Fifty of Europe’s most experienced mountaineers quickly gathered to plan one of the riskiest rescues in climbing history.

In 1977, a plane carrying seventy-nine tourists was hijacked by Palestinian terrorists. After five tension-filled days German commandos stormed the plane to rescue the passengers.

In 1903, the deadliest rockslide in North American history buried much of the town of Frank, Alberta. Rescuers were forced to dig with their hands in a race against time to find survivors.

Jump into Rescues! and join desperate rescuers as they run through landslides, dangle over cliffs, and dive to the ocean floor. Witness real-life heroes as they brave flames, fly into uncharted territory, and defy gunmen to bring people back from the very edge of death.

Part of the award-winning True Stories from the Edge series, the tension-filled and fast-paced stories in Rescues! are sure to leave readers breathless.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 13
Grade:
4 to 12
Editorial Reviews

“These stories of courage and survival could be saved as special treats to be read aloud at the end of the day.”—Professionally Speaking, 03/08


“... a welcome addition to the series that presents nonfiction as fast-paced stories that should appeal even to reluctant readers.”—CM Reviews, 11/06


“... an excellent inclusion in class reading and library studies ...”—Resource Links, 12/06

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Rescues!: Ten Dramatic Stories of Life-Saving Heroics

Ten heart-stopping true stories of desperate rescues from around the world which take readers from the top of a mountain to the depths of the sea.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2007.

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