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by Larry Verstraete

  • Author: Larry Verstraete
  • ISBN: 0545273358
  • ISBN13: 978-0545273350
  • ePub: 1911 kb | FB2: 1351 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Science Nature & How It Works
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks; 1 edition (February 1, 2011)
  • Pages: 192
  • Rating: 4.5/5
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At the Edge: Daring Acts in Desperate Times ePub download

This compelling recounting of daring acts in desperate times will leave readers reflecting on past heroic acts and wondering how they themselves might respond if they should ever find themselves 'at the edge'.

This compelling recounting of daring acts in desperate times will leave readers reflecting on past heroic acts and wondering how they themselves might respond if they should ever find themselves 'at the edge'. 2010 Manitoba Book Awards Program. Wesley Autrey saw the young man buckle and fall just as the headlights of the No. 1 train appeared. He had two options and only seconds to decide. The subway station at 137th Street and Broadway in New York City was busy as usual. It was just before 12:45 . and people were milling around the platform.

The Tank Man of Tiananmen Square, a Polish underground worker who At the Edge: Daring Acts in Desperate Times: Daring Acts in Desperate Times by Larry Verstraete 192 pages Life and death situations, critical decisions and split-second choices-these are the stories in At the Edge: Daring Acts in Desperate Times. The disasters are the Halifax Explosion, Chernobyl, Hurricane Katrina.

Larry Verstraete is the author of six popular books of non-fiction. He knew he had found a winning topic for a book.

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Danger, even death, may be imminent unless a key decision is made. and in desperate situations, that decision must be made in seconds!

More than 20 true stories of people forced to make difficult, split-second decisions in life-threatening situations! Danger, even death, may be imminent unless a key decision is made.

Daring Acts in Desperate Times. Danger, even death, may be imminent unless a key decision is made

Daring Acts in Desperate Times. Danger, even death, may be imminent unless a key decision is made. At the Edge" recounts 22 stories of kids, men, and women who faced critical, life-threatening situations and made wrenching decisions during the Holocaust, 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and more.

Winner, OLA Silver Birch Award, Non-Fiction, 2010. Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Children's Choice), 2012. Many of the stories focus on Canadian experiences, while the rest have emerged from around the world. A young man in Nunavut fights off a polar bear to save his friend. A Canadian peacekeeper in the Congo risks his own life to save those of stranded tourists.

At nine years old, there were subtle signs that Larry Verstraete might be a writer some day. While thumbing through a toy catalog just before Christmas, he found, and then later received, the perfect gift - a small toy printing press. The summer after, Larry and a friend started an ambitious publishing project, aiming to become as he puts it, ‘rich and famous’ with the printing press. Their goal was to publish and sell a newsletter filled with stories gathered around the neighborhood.

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At the Edge recounts 22 stories of kids, men, and women who faced critical . On a mountain peak, a climber debates whether to cut the rope that holds his partner, and act that will save his own life, but will result in death for his friend.

At the Edge recounts 22 stories of kids, men, and women who faced critical, life-threatening situations and made wrenching decisions during the Holocaust, the 2004 tsunami in Asia, Chernobyl, Hurricane Katrina, 9/11, Tiananmen Square and more. This reader-friendly format includes twenty-two fast-paced stories, plus sidebars packed with additional blood-pumping adventures, and dramatic photos. Examples: - On a mountain peak, a climber debates whether to cut the rope that holds his partner, and act that will save his own life, but will result in death for his friend. In the midst of a vicious.

More than 20 true stories of people forced to make difficult, split-second decisions in life-threatening situations!Danger, even death, may be imminent unless a key decision is made . . . and in desperate situations, that decision must be made in seconds! How do people decide on the best course of action? At the Edge recounts 22 stories of kids, men, and women who faced critical, life-threatening situations and made wrenching decisions during the Holocaust, the 2004 tsunami in Asia, Chernobyl, Hurricane Katrina, 9/11, Tiananmen Square and more.
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Read aloud: age 7 - 8 and older.
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Through 36 incredible true accounts, readers learn of heroic acts of people who didn't necessarily consider themselves brave or heroic. Yet, these people faced overwhelming situations, and their choices show great courage, strength of character, and ultimately a constitution that exudes compassion and empathy.
At once riveting, historical, and inspiring, this selection is certain to cause readers to think and deepen their sense of empathy.
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