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Olson, Tod

Overview
Works: 38 works in 93 publications in 2 languages and 4,776 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Literature  History  Biographies  Fiction  Illustrated works  Children's audiobooks  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D790, 978.02
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tod Olson
Lost in the Pacific, 1942 : not a drop to drink by Tod Olson( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"World War II, October 21, 1942. A B-17 bomber drones high over the Pacific Ocean, sending a desperate SOS into the air. The crew is carrying America's greatest living war hero on a secret mission deep into the battle zone. But the plane is lost, burning through its final gallons of fuel. At 1:30 p.m., there is only one choice left: an emergency landing at sea. If the crew survives the impact, they will be left stranded without food or water hundreds of miles from civilization. Eight men. Three inflatable rafts. Sixty-eight million square miles of ocean. What will it take to make it back alive?"--Back cover
How to get rich in the California Gold Rush : an adventurer's guide to the fabulous riches discovered in 1848 ... by Tod Olson( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A personal account of the California Gold Rush from the point-of-view of the fictitious Thomas Hartley
How to get rich on the Oregon Trail : my adventures among cows, crooks & heroes on the road to fame and fortune : writing journal of--Master William Reed : Portland, Oregon 1852 by Tod Olson( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This whimsical recounting of one family's journey to their new homestead will give readers an appreciation of the hardships faced by all those who signed up for the great migration. These include hunger, thirst, sickness, hostile American Indians, and even deceit and thievery on the part of fellow travelers. The book also shows the ingenuity, skill, and trickery used to overcome such challenges
Lost in outer space : the incredible journey of Apollo 13 by Tod Olson( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"April 13, 1970: Two hundred thousand miles from Earth and counting, an explosion rips through Jim Lovell's spacecraft. The crippled ship hurtles toward the moon at three times the speed of sound, losing power and leaking oxygen into space. Lovell and his crew were two days from the dream of a lifetime - walking on the surface of moon. Now, they will count themselves lucky to set foot on Earth again. From "Houston, we've had a problem" to the final tense moments at Mission Control, Lost in Outer Space takes readers on the unbelievable journey of Apollo 13 and inside the minds of its famous and heroic astronauts. Complete with photographs of the crew and diagrams of the spacecraft, this is an up-close-and-personal look at one of the most thrilling survival stories of all time"--
How to get rich on a Texas cattle drive : in which I tell the honest truth about rampaging rustlers, stampeding steers, & other fateful hazards on the wild Chisholm Trail by Tod Olson( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account based on the experiences of historical cowhands follows the experiences of a 15-year-old rider on the famous Chisholm Trail, who good-naturedly describes his fortune-seeking efforts to drive cattle despite numerous dangerous obstacles
Leopold II : butcher of the Congo by Tod Olson( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Leopold II, King of the Belgians, who claimed he was helping the people in a colony of Africa along the Congo River, but was really found to be promoting slavery and other ills
Lost in the Amazon : a battle for survival in the heart of the rainforest by Tod Olson( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peru, Christmas Eve, 1970. It was supposed to be a routine flight, carrying 86 passengers across the Andes Mountains and home for the holiday. But high above the Amazon rainforest, a roiling storm engulfs the plane. Lightning strikes. A deafening whoosh sweeps through the cabin. And suddenly, 17-year-old Juliane Koepcke is alone. The plane has vanished. She is strapped to her seat and plunging 3,500 feet to the forest floor. On Christmas Day, she wakes. She is injured, covered in mud, but strangely--miraculously--alive. And now, in a remote corner of the largest rainforest on Earth, the real battle for survival begins"--
Blue's backyard mystery by Tod Olson( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Backyard Detectives solve the case of the missing strawberries
Lost in the Antarctic : the doomed voyage of the Endurance by Tod Olson( Book )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles Ernest Shackleton's expedition to the Antarctic aboard the ship Endurance, detailing the harsh conditions the crew endured on the frozen continent
Into the clouds : the race to climb the world's most dangerous mountain by Tod Olson( Book )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1953, as two men summit Mount Everest for the first time, Charlie Houston and a team of mountaineers carve a path up the second highest peak on Earth: the deadly K2. For Houston, reaching the top of K2 is a lifelong dream, an obsession that began 15 years earlier on his first expedition there. Now, Houston's team follows their tracks, stumbling on camps abandoned during the bitter tragedy. With the summit in their grasp, a vicious storm and a sudden illness put their own expedition on the edge of disaster, turning their quest to conquer a mountain into one of the most daring rescue misions ever. Three expeditions and a high-mountain rivalry. Three attempts at K2, one of the most grueling challenges the planet has to offer. At 25,000 feet, every choice will mean lives lost or saved and bonds broken or cemented for a lifetme. -inside cover
Blue's dinosaur week countdown by Tod Olson( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue and her friends count down the days to a big surprise
Lost in the Pacific, 1942 by Tod Olson( Recording )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II, October 1942. A B-17 bomber drones high over the Pacific Ocean, sending a desperate SOS into the air. The crew is carrying America's greatest living war hero on a secret mission deep into the battle zone. But the plane is lost, burning through its final gallons of fuel. At 1:30 p.m., there is only one choice left: an emergency landing at sea. If the crew survives the impact, they will be left stranded without food or water hundreds of miles from civilization. Eight men. Three inflatable rafts. Sixty-eight million square miles of ocean. What will it take to make it back alive?
Lost in the Pacific, 1942 : not a drop to drink (lost #1) by Tod Olson( )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LOST IN THE PACIFIC is the first book in a new narrative nonfiction series that tells the true story of a band of World War II soldiers who became stranded at sea and had to fight for survival. World War II, October 1942: a plane carrying eight Americans crashes into the middle of the Pacific Ocean. With only four oranges and no fresh water between them, the crew had to band together and rely on each other for survival. What they thought would be only a few hours or days before they were rescued turned into weeks lost at sea fighting off sharks, dehydration, hunger, and extreme heat. Lost in the Pacific vividly retells this incredible true story for a young audience and launches an exciting new narrative nonfiction series: Lost. Featuring black and white photographs, maps, and diagrams that bring each story to life, Lost is the perfect nonfiction companion series for older fans of I Survived and other adventure stories
The Donner Party : a diary of a survivor : historical fiction by Tod Olson( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1846, twelve-year-old Virginia and her family travel west towards California as part of a group called the Donner Party. The group runs out of food and gets stuck in the snow. Will Virginia and her family make it to California alive?
Blue's clues by Tod Olson( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"¡Los Detectives del Patio resuelven el misterio de las fresas perdidas!"--Page 4 of cover
Lost in outer space by Tod Olson( Recording )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On April 11, 1970, the Apollo 13 space shuttle set off for the third intended American moon landing. Two days later and 200,000 miles from Earth, disaster struck when an oxygen tank exploded on board the spacecraft, leaving three astronauts with only one goal: to make it home alive. From 'Houston, we've had a problem' to the final tense moments at Mission Control, Tod Olson takes readers along on the unbelievable journey of Apollo 13 and inside the minds of its famous and heroic astronauts, including legendary Commander Jim Lovell
Lost in outer space : the incredible journey of Apollo 13 by Tod Olson( )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exciting second book in the Lost series tells the incredible true story of the doomed Apollo 13 moon mission that nearly ended in disaster. On April 11, 1970, the Apollo 13 space shuttle set off for the third intended American moon landing. Two days later and 200,000 miles from Earth, disaster struck when an oxygen tank exploded on board the spacecraft, leaving three astronauts with only one goal: to make it home alive. From "Houston, we've had a problem" to the final tense moments at Mission Control, Lost in Outer Space takes readers along on the unbelievable journey of Apollo 13 and inside the minds of its famous and heroic astronauts, including legendary Commander Jim Lovell. Complete with photographs of the crew and diagrams of the spacecraft, this is an up close and personal look at one of the most thrilling survival stories of all time
The good fight : stories about real heroes : nonfiction by Tod Olson( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories about six people who noticed that something wasn't right and decided to do something about it
Lost in outer space : the incredible journey of Apollo 13 by Tod Olson( Recording )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

April 13, 1970. It was the world's third mission to the surface of the moon, and everything was running smoothly until an explosion ripped through the blackness of space. Now, three men are left hurtling away from Earth at three times the speed of sound, losing power and leaking oxygen into the void
 
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How to get rich on the Oregon Trail : my adventures among cows, crooks & heroes on the road to fame and fortune : writing journal of--Master William Reed : Portland, Oregon 1852How to get rich on a Texas cattle drive : in which I tell the honest truth about rampaging rustlers, stampeding steers, & other fateful hazards on the wild Chisholm TrailLeopold II : butcher of the Congo
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