Sophie Scott Goes South

Sophie Scott Goes South

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Nine-year-old Sophie is going on a month-long voyage to Antarctica, with her dad, the captain of an icebreaker. Sailing the frozen seas round-trip from Australia to Mawson Station in the South Pole, Sophie recounts the adventure of a lifetime in her own words, illustrations, and color photographs. She'll show us icebergs, penguins, seals, and whales! It's a dangerous journey, but Sophie is well prepared for the thrills and chills that await her on top of the world.

This friendly, informative, and beautifully presented picture book is based on the author's own experiences and shows the wonder of Antarctica through a child's eyes.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 1 pages
  • 231 x 284 x 13mm | 408g
  • China
  • English
  • Illustrations, color
  • 0544088956
  • 9780544088955
  • 40,630

Review quote

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 [A] stimulating, well-integrated mixture of text and images. . . There is great child appeal in the images, harsh conditions, and survival strategies, as well as in the behavior of animals.
--School Library Journal
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About Alison Lester

The Children's Laureate Alison Lester grew up on a farm overlooking the sea. She still lives in the country and rides her horse, Woollyfoot, whenever she can. Her picture books mix imaginary worlds with everyday life, encouraging children to celebrate the differences that make them special. Her alter ego, Sophie Scott, was inspired by her own voyage to Antarctica as an Antarctic Arts Fellow. Visit
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Rating details

271 ratings
4.17 out of 5 stars
5 37% (99)
4 47% (128)
3 14% (37)
2 2% (6)
1 0% (1)
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