Sophie Scott Goes South

Sophie Scott Goes South

By  Alison Lester

An adventure-filled picture book for younger readers based on best-selling and much-loved author Alison Lester's real experiences aboard an Antarctic expedition ship.

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.

Format & Editions

Hardback

9780670880683

May 23, 2012

Viking (AU YR)

RRP $29.95

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Paperback

9780143786337

May 29, 2017

Picture Puffin (AU YR)

RRP $16.99

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Awards & Recognition

2015

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

2014

US Board on Books for Young People

2013

Australian Book Industry Awards

Shortlisted

2013

APA Book Design Awards

Winner

2013

CBCA Book of the Year Awards

Honour Award

2013

Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards

Winner

2012

W.A. Premier's Book Award

Shortlisted