ANIMALS ROBERT SCOTT SAW by Sandra Markle

ANIMALS ROBERT SCOTT SAW

An Adventure in Antarctica
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Age Range: 8 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Robert Scott made two famous expeditions to Antarctica at the beginning of the 20th century in his unsuccessful efforts to reach the South Pole. This intriguing book takes a new approach to describing these journeys, adding information about the animals he and his companions encountered and used. Chronologically organized, each double-page spread takes on a single topic, with text on a textured background accompanied by paintings emphasizing the icy surroundings. Faux taped-on notes and illustrations, including documentary photographs and Dr. Edward Wilson’s bird paintings from the expeditions, add to the scrapbook effect. The author of numerous informational books, Markle brings her own experience of two voyages to Antarctica and adds suggestions for further reading and web exploration. Along with her Animals Christopher Columbus Saw, illustrated by Jamel Akib (ISBN: 978-0-8118-4916-6), this is part of the new Explorers series, which emphasizes the exploring human’s connection to the animal world—the roles that animals have played in spurring and facilitating or hindering voyages of discovery and the creatures the explorers may have encountered along the way. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-8118-4918-0
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Chronicle
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 2008




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