Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition: The Remarkable Journal of Shackleton's Polar-Bound Cat

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A diary of an astute male cat, "Mrs. Chippy," documents his journey to Antarctica with human associate Harry "Chippy" McNeish, and the survival techniques he adapted after the ship was damaged, as well as details of his other duties, including watching for changes in weather and tormenting the sled dogs.

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Caroline Alexander is the author of three booksOne Dry Season: In the Footsteps of Mary Kingsley; The Way to Xanadu; and Battle's End: A Seminal Football Team Revisitedall published by Knopf. She lives in New Hampshire.

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Here's a story to rank among favorite animal stories for grown-ups of all time. With a lovely, witty, British touch, Caroline Alexander composes a cat's-eye journal of Ernest Shackleton's 1914 Antarctic expedition. Mrs. Chippy keeps an excellent log of shipboard duties, events, and feline observations. Steven Crossley is quite brilliant, making Mrs. Chippy as endearing to listeners as he, Chippy, was to the Endurance crew. Chippy's Scottish burr--for he is mate of Scots ship's carpenter Chipps--is distinct as he reviews daily routines, such as the seal watch or a casual stroll across the top of the sled dog kennels. Crossley also portrays the other crew members with warmth and distinction. He delivers every nuance of inquisitiveness, casual perusal, or disdain (usually for the dogs), which just enriches the researched detail of the voyage. R.F.W. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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