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Into the Clouds

The Epic Story of a High-Mountain Rivalry

In the 1930s and ‘50s, three American expeditions raced to conquer K2, Earth’s second-highest mountain. One ended in frustration. Another devolved into tragedy. Charlie Houston led the third to 25,000 feet, where a vicious storm and a sudden illness put his expedition on the edge of disaster—and turned his quest to conquer a mountain into one of the most stirring rescue missions ever.

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"A tale more thrilling and suspenseful than any work of fiction." — Lauren Tarshis, author of the bestselling I Survived series
"An absolute must-have for all readers looking for well-researched and gripping adventure nonficiton." — School Library Journal, starred review
"Gripping, well-researched, superb entertainment." — Kirkus
"This non-stop action adventure is narrative non-fiction at its best." — School Library Connection

Do you have what it takes to climb the second-highest mountain on Earth? Test your research skills on the slopes of K2.

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With Every Journey Comes a Risk

“A dramatic, intensely compelling narrative… A riveting, completely engrossing true survival story.” — Kirkus, starred review of Lost in the Pacific
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Lost in the Antarctic by Tod Olson

Lost in the Antarctic

The Doomed Voyage of the Endurance

Twenty-eight men are stranded on an ever-shifting ocean of ice. The nearest outpost of civilization lies 1,000 miles away across the most dangerous seas on the planet. So begins one of the most harrowing survival stories ever.

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Lost in the Pacific, 1942

The dramatic true story of survival that captivated a nation at war

A B-17 bomber runs out of fuel on a secret wartime mission and heads for a crash-landing in the Pacific Ocean. Eight men. Three inflatable rafts. Sixty-eight million square miles of ocean. What will it take to make it back alive?

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Lost in Outer Space

The incredible journey of Apollo 13

A crippled spaceship, 200,000 miles from home. A team of Earth-bound engineers, pushed to their limits to bring three astronauts back. A 16-year-old daughter, left to wonder if her father will make it home alive.

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Lost in the Amazon by Tod Olson

Lost in the Amazon

A Battle for Survival in the Heart of the Rainforest

A roiling storm engulfs a plane high above the Amazon. Lightning strikes, and suddenly, 17-year-old Juliane Koepcke is alone, strapped to her seat and plunging 3,500 feet to the forest floor.

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How to Get Rich

The Series

The fun, fascinating, long-lost journals of three young Americans (okay, imaginary young Americans) who set out to make their fortunes on the open road.

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