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By Samantha Seiple

From the writer of Ghosts within the Fog comes a narrative that would entice fanatics of background, experience, and dogs.

BYRD & IGLOO is the 1st narrative nonfiction e-book to inform the bold adventures of mythical polar explorer and aviator Richard Byrd and his lovely puppy explorer, Igloo. Byrd is understood for being the 1st to fly a airplane over the North and South Poles, whereas Igloo is known for being the one puppy to discover either the North and South Poles. The adventures of Byrd and Igloo opened the door for technological know-how and study within the Antarctic. that includes direct charges from letters, diaries and interviews, newspaper clippings, day trip files, maps, charts, in addition to never-before-seen images, it is going to supply the total tale of the explorers' trip. even though rooted in historical past with proof from many museums and learn facilities, Byrd & Igloo might be interesting in tone, making it available and engaging for younger readers.

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Cook Tennant tried to cheer up Igloo with some treats. It worked for a bit. He was an excellent cook with plenty of experience feeding hungry mouths. He had sold hot dogs at the World’s Fair in Saint Louis, baked pies for oil riggers in California, and cooked on fishing and sealing ships in Alaska. But on this day, even Cook Tennant was too busy for Igloo. It was midafternoon, too early for dinner, when Igloo heard footsteps approaching the galley. The footsteps came closer and closer, and Igloo began barking loudly.

But to find their way back to Spitsbergen by dead reckoning, Byrd needed a landmark to determine his current position. The sun was his only guidepost. Using his latest measurements, he quickly calculated the sun’s new position. He only had once chance to get it right or he and Bennett risked getting lost for good. Byrd waited anxiously for the exact time to tell Bennett to fly the plane directly toward the sun. When the time was right, Byrd quickly told Bennett. With its engine still leaking oil, the plane banked and flew steadily into the bright light.

M. on May 9 in a cloudless sky, Byrd and Bennett safely landed their plane in Spitsbergen. It took them fifteen and a half hours to fly to the North Pole and back. His crew cheered and threw their hats in the air. Igloo barked as he ran as fast as he could toward Byrd. Byrd reached down and petted Igloo’s brown ears. “Hello, Igloo,” he said. “We’re going home soon. ” Two days later, on May 11, Byrd asked Igloo if he wanted to fly. Igloo hopped into the Fokker airplane without a second thought. The engines roared to life, and the plane raced down the runway, taking off like a bird into the air.

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