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 wry, compelling and wonderfully erudite diary of Mrs. Chippy, the only cat aboard Sir Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic expedition--regarded as one of the most perilous in history, will delight discriminating cat lovers and make a treasured keepsake for years to come. 12 photos from the original expedition throughout.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 1997.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060175467
006017546X
Branch Call Number: FICTION Alexande Caroline
Characteristics: xix, 148 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm.

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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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jjpaige
Mar 09, 2017

Probably a traumatic read for animal lovers.

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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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