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Author(s): Alison Lester
I'm going to Antarctica and I can't wait! Sophie Scott is only nine years old, but she's going to Antarctica on an icebreaker with her dad, the ship's captain. During the voyage to Mawson Station and back, Sophie keeps a diary. She sees icebergs, penguins, seals and whales. She makes new friends, experiences the southern lights and even becomes stranded in a blizzard! Children's Laureate and much-loved picture-book creator Alison Lester travelled to Antarctica as an Antarctic Arts Fellow. Her alter ego, Sophie Scott, goes on the same adventure in a friendly, informative and beautifully presented book that sees the wonder of Antarctica through a child's eyes.
CBCA Shortlist 2013
"Told from a welcome, fresh perspective."--"Kirkus""Inquisitive readers eager to learn about the most mysterious corners of the planet will love this glimpse into near-uncharted territory."--"Booklist, "starred review"Sophie offers enthusiastic observations of the natural world, as she spots exotically shaped icebergs; penguins, seals, and whales; and the Southern Lights. . . . Endpapers packed with historic, geographic, and scientific statistics provide additional info about the continent."--"Publishers Weekly""Reminiscent of Webb's "My Season with Penguins" but for a slightly younger crowd, Sophie Scott's journal will draw readers in to the wonders of our most remote continent."--"The Horn Book Magazine"
Alison Lester is one of Australia's most popular and bestselling creators of children's books. She has won many awards, including the 2005 Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award for Are We There Yet? Her most recent picture books include Running With the Horses, a story based on the evacuation of the world-famous Lipizzaner horses from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna during the second world war, and One Small Island, about the life and times of a World Heritage Listed island.