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
Also by Alison Lester
Awards & Recognition
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
US Board on Books for Young People
Australian Book Industry Awards
APA Book Design Awards
CBCA Book of the Year Awards
Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
W.A. Premier's Book Award