Bound By Ice

A True North Pole Survival Story

In this thrilling and terrifying true story of the 1879 search for the North Pole, Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace follow the frightening fates of the Jeannette crew as disaster strikes and the men battle to survive 2 years bound by ice.

  • Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books of the Year

  • A Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year

  • NCSS CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People

  • California Reading Association, EUREKA! Nonfiction Children’s Gold Award

  • New Hampshire Literary Award, Middle-Grade Young Adult category

  • The Kirkus Prize 2017 nominee, Young Readers

  • Nerdy Book Club Nerdies Winner, Long Form Nonfiction

  • (Cybils) Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Award Finalist, Junior High Nonfiction

Star iconVIVID... A gripping account of a disastrous 1879 American expedition to find the North Pole. Highly appealing narrative nonfiction for anyone who loves true adventure.Kirkus (starred review)
Star iconEXEMPLARY... Readers of historical adventure will be drawn to the story and appreciate the crew’s bravery.Booklist (starred review)