Captain's Log: Snowbound

Captain’s Log: Snowbound by Erin Dionne, illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler, cleverly borrows events from Ernest Shackleton's Endurance voyage to recreate the adventures of a marooned "crew"/family. The "captain" assigns his family members alternative identities from the original crew which creates lots of opportunities for humor. This is a very clever book that manages to combine history, comedy and action-packed antics. There are lots of details in the illustrations which make the comparisons between the original ship and the young boy's house come alive.