Saturday, December 3, 2011


Trapped: How the World Rescued 33 Miners from 2,000 Feet Below the Chilean Desert
by Marc Aronson
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2011. 134 pgs. Non-fiction.

The day the San Jose mine in Chile collapsed (trapping deep inside it 33 men) was the beginning of a miraculous event no one will soon forget. While the outside world worked madly to get to those men in time, deep within the bowels of the earth, those 33 souls embarked on a harrowing, emotional journey of unimaginable proportions. In this remarkable book, the whole story of how those 33 men were pulled out of the unforgiving depths, unharmed, is laid out in full, fascinating detail. A not-to-be-missed nonfiction treat.

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