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Icebreaker - Online Book Club


Welcome to our online book club for grades 5-8! We are excited for you to join us in reading Icebreaker by Lian Tanner.


Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!


Kits are ready for pickup today, Wednesday, November 1! Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Michelle know!


All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want. No matter how much you do, the book is yours!


"Icebreaker" by Lian Tanner


"Petrel is an outcast, the lowest of the low on the Oyster, an ancient icebreaker that has been following the same course for three hundred years. In that time, the ship's crew has forgotten its original purpose and broken into three warring tribes. Everyone has a tribe except Petrel, whose parents committed such a terrible crime that they were thrown overboard, and their daughter ostracized. But Petrel is a survivor. She lives in the dark corners of the ship, speaking to no one except two large grey rats, Mister Smoke and Missus Slink. Then a boy is discovered, frozen on an iceberg, and Petrel saves him, hoping he'll be her friend. What she doesn't know is that for the last three hundred years, the Oyster has been guarding a secret. A secret that could change the world. A secret that the boy has been sent to destroy, along with the ship and everyone on it.


*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*



More about the author and icebreakers:


Lian Tanner’s site:


Marine Insight’s page on how icebreakers work:


Polar Explorer: Icebreaker’s site:


Ohio DNR’s page on ice fishing:


Military.com’s page on Morse Code, a ‘tapping’ code language:


Included as well: a word search, a ship’s wheel maze, and an icebreaker coloring sheet!


Like Icebreaker? There are two more books in the series. Check them out!







We hope you enjoy these activities and would love to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at swantonpl@gmail.com, or come in and turn in a physical copy!

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