Thursday, September 1, 2011

Trapped by Marc Aronson

Trapped: How the World Rescued 33 miners from 2,000 ft below the Chilean Desert by Marc Aronson

"The amazing story of the Chilean miners and their incredible rescue!"-- Provided by publisher. "A middle grade nonfiction title about thirty-three miners trapped in a copper-gold mine in San Jose, Chile and how experts from around the world, from drillers, to astronauts, to submarine specialists, came together to make their remarkable rescue possible"-- Provided by publisher.

1 comment:

  1. Disappointing to find that a book about a world-riveting drama could drag in parts. I was surprised that it felt so "flat," with emotions only described rather than evoked, and I found the tone very uneven -- sometimes unnecessarily epic in scale (the ancient geological and mythological origins of mining), sometimes colloquial and full of pop-culture references (NFL draft selection). Kids are able to understand, and are drawn in by, more nuanced stories than this presentation, and they deserve more drama and more clarity than this story gives.