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
Alison Lester has written and illustrated numerous children s books.She has won many awards in her native Australia, including the Children s Book Council of Australia Picture Book Award. Over her twenty-one-year career she has produced such Australian classics as the Clive Eats Alligators series, "Magic Beach", "Imagine", and "My Farm", and recently she has also started writing novels, including "The Quicksand Pony" and the Bonnie and Sam series. In 2011, she was named the Australian Children s Laureate.