Mrs Chippy the Cat

Author(s): Susan Brocker, Raymond McGrath

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Mrs Chippy, trotting along the ship’s railings, was the first to spot the pack ice. It spread out before The Endurance like floating white chunks of a gigantic jigsaw. Penguins and seals watched the ship from the ice floes as they sailed by, and whales and orca popped up to spy on them.

This is the tale of Mrs Chippy, a tomcat who was a loyal and loved companion to the crew on Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 expedition to the Antarctic aboard the Endurance. The cat proved to be a great rat-catcher, and the crew felt he was their lucky charm. The ship’s carpenter, Chippy McNeish, is buried in Karori Cemetery in Wellington, and a statue of the cat lies on his grave.


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General Fields

  • : 9781775437086
  • : Scholastic New Zealand Limited
  • : Scholastic New Zealand
  • : March 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Susan Brocker, Raymond McGrath
  • : Paperback
  • : Raymond McGrath
  • : 823.3
  • : 32