Admiral Richard E. Byrd is a courageous and adventures polar explorer and pioneering aviator who was determined to be the first person to fly over the North and South Pole in a plane.
Admiral Richard E. Byrd is a courageous and adventures polar explorer and pioneering aviator who was determined to be the first person to fly over the North and South Pole in a plane. Igloo is a scruffy little fox terrier who was rescued from the streets of Washington D.C, a bitter cold winter day by a woman with an open and warm heart. Maris, who saved little Igloo wanted to take him back to her apartment with her. But there was one little issue; her apartment complex had a strict policy against animals. Maris wasn't going to let this little dog freeze to death either. So she decided to climb up the fire escape with little Igloo in her arms. Maris knew she couldn't keep him for ever so she started to look for someone who was willing to take Igloo. As Maris spent more time with Igloo she noticed that he was very adventures and loved exploring anything and everything.
The next day, Maris ran across an article in the newspaper on Richard Evelyn Byrd. He was the handsome and intrepid aviator making headlines with his plan to be the first person ever to fly over the North Pole. After reading so much about this man and his life story, Maris had an idea. Byrd would be the perfect person to take care of Igloo. Igloo would have such an exciting life with Byrd. There would never be a duel moment. When Maris finally got ahold of Byrd he declined, said he had dogs before and when they died it was just too hard on him. Maris kept trying to persuade him into taking Igloo. She wasn't going to take no for an answer. Byrd finally accepted the offer and took Igloo in. From then on, the two were absolutely inseparable! Igloo traveled with Byrd everywhere, on ships, on planes, and even on trains. Igloo experienced both flying over the North Pole and the South Pole!
While reading this book you will learn so much about the history of the plane and how back then, they were flown. You will be taken on every adventure as if you were right there next to Igloo and Byrd. You will struggle through the dark cold winter nights and the long ship voyages. By the time you are finished with this book your fingers will hurt from turning the pages so fast. Your eyes will burn from reading this book day and night. If your age eight and older or in fourth grade and up, you will be absolutely head over heels for this book! So when this book written by Samantha Seiple hits the shelves make sure you are the first one to get this book full of details about the amazing adventures of Byrd and his little scruffy dog Igloo who was Byrd’s faithful companion-and best friend!