Buried Alive!: How 33 Miners Survived 69 Days Deep Under the Chilean Desert

Buried Alive!: How 33 Miners Survived 69 Days Deep Under the Chilean Desert

By:  Elaine Scott

In August 2010, thirty-three miners were buried alive, two thousand feet below thesurface of the earth. After seventeen tense days, just as hope was nearly gone, rescuersmade contact with the men. Joy broke out around the world—all thirty-three menwere alive! But it would be long weeks before they emerged from the mine.What did the miners feel, trapped in the steamy darkness so far underground?What did they eat? How did they get along? And most important, how did they survivein those seventeen days when death lingered so near, and after, during the longwait for rescue?

This amazing true story about problem-solving, community, and real-life heroes ismade kid-friendly by veteran nonfiction writer Elaine Scott. It will inspire for years tocome.

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  • Format: Hardcover

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547707785

  • ISBN-10: 0547707789

  • Pages: 80

  • Price: $18.99

  • Publication Date: 04/17/2012

  • Carton Quantity: 20

  • Age(s): 10,11,12

  • Grade(s): 5-7

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 1060L

Elaine Scott
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Elaine Scott

Elaine Scott is often praised for making complicated scientific concepts accessible for young readers. She is the author of Our Moon: New Discoveries About Earth's Closest Companion, Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time, and many other books on space and other topics. She lives in Houston, Texas. Visit her online at elainescott.com.
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  • reviews

    "An engaging, suspensful look at a tragedy averted that also provides a glimpse of a challenging way of life."--Kirkus Reviews

    "This dramatic account is a rock-solid case study in the power of a collaborative frame of mind."--Booklist

    "This well-organized treatment hits just the right tone for middle-grade readers."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Hardcover

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547707785

  • ISBN-10: 0547707789

  • Pages: 80

  • Price: $18.99

  • Publication Date: 04/17/2012

  • Carton Quantity: 20

  • Age(s): 10,11,12

  • Grade(s): 5-7

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 1060L

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