Sophie Scott Goes South

Sophie Scott Goes South

By Alison Lester

Harcourt Brace and Company, Hardcover, 9780544088955, 1pp.

Publication Date: November 19, 2013

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.

About the Author
Australian author Alison Lester is perhaps best known for her picture books. However, she captivated her audience with her first novel, The Quicksand Pony. In a starred review School Library Journal called it a gripping adventure story, a tale of survival, an engaging mystery, a touching animal story, and a family saga.