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Tom Crean was no ordinary guy. He was an Ice Man: an Antarctic hero who stayed cool as a popsicle however tough things got. When Tom followed Captain Scott into the frozen wastes on his mission to reach the South Pole, he walked 56km solo across a treacherous ice shelf to save a dying comrade. Does that sound ordinary? No! Later, he survived the sinking of Ernest Shackleton’s polar exploration ship Endurance, helping to save his friends from certain death in the freezing waters. As if all that wasn’t heroic enough, he then set off on an 800 mile open-boat journey through treacherous pack ice. Read the Ice Man’s true story, and shiver with excitement!

  • Thrilling account of Tom Crean’s life and incredible exploits
  • Written for children by polar exploration expert Michael Smith
  • Michael’s other children’s books include Shackleton: The Boss
  • “An exciting story that’s all the more powerful for being true” – Sunday Tribune

Product Details

Catalogue number

3064 in Primary Schools Catalogue 2019/20






The Collins Press

Date published

June 25th, 1905

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  • 128 pages


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    on 26 November 2012

    My bff did her project on tom . i don’t like history!

  2. Jane blonde 113694

    on 14 February 2011

    It is terribly boring !!!

    1out of 5

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