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Sophie Scott Goes South

by Alison Lester

Published by U.S. edition: Houghton Mifflin, 2013
32 pages
ISBN: 978𢠧44-088955

Ages 5-9

Join nine-year-old Sophie Scott as she travels to Antarctica with her father, captain of the icebreaker ship Aurora Australis, to deliver people and supplies to Mawson Research Station before winter. Details abound in book featuring a winning combination of journal-style narrative and multiple forms of illustration. Her account of everyday life aboard the ship includes diagrams of the ship, sailor-specific vocabulary, named drawings of the entire crew, and a chronicle of her surroundings and activities. Multiple photos, drawings, and paintings of icebergs and seals, penguins, and other Antarctic wildlife, a cross-section of an iceberg formation, and Sophie抯 story of using a rope to find her way in a blizzard are highlights of her time in Antarctica. This book will appeal both to kids who are sticklers for facts and those who like to spend hours poring over illustrations.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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