My Season With Penguins: An Antarctic Journal (Hardcover)

An Antarctic Journal

By Sophie Webb

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 9780395922910, 48pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2000



What is it like to live in a tiny polar haven for two months? To paint penguins outdoors in freezing weather? To be flipper-slapped by a bird whose wings are powerful enough to propel it swiftly through frigid waters? To look into the oddly expressive eyes of a penguin chick?
With charming watercolors and intriguing journal entries, this book inspires our curiosity. Sophie Webb gives readers a vivid, frank, firsthand account of what it is like to spend a season in a land not yet affected by people, yet populated for centuries by true dwellers of the Antarctic -- the fearless, round-bellied, pink-footed, gliding, diving, utterly adept Adelie penguins.

Praise For My Season With Penguins: An Antarctic Journal

"Webb offers a fine look at the scientific method in action. the artist/biologist also provides a terrific adventure for anyone who dreams of studying animals." —SLJ, starred review 12/00 School Library Journal, Starred

"A compelling glimpse of life in a field camp, complete with lyrical descriptions and gritty realism." —Publishers Weekly (8/7/00) Publishers Weekly

"Science enthusiasts will enjoy this attractively illustrated look at science at work." — Kirkus Reviews (9/1/00) Kirkus Reviews