Sophie Scott Goes South

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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.


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A fictionalized personal narrative, based on the author's own journey, that chronicles a nine-year-old girl's expedition to Antarctica. Engaging and informative with great illustrations. Read full review


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A fictionalized personal narrative, based on the author's own journey, that chronicles a little girl's expedition to Antarctica.Sophie's father is the captain of the Aurora Australis, an icebreaker ... Read full review

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The Children's Laureate Alison Lester grew up on a farm overlooking the sea. She still lives in the country and rides her horse, Woollyfoot, whenever she can. Her picture books mix imaginary worlds with everyday life, encouraging children to celebrate the differences that make them special. Her alter ego, Sophie Scott, was inspired by her own voyage to Antarctica as an Antarctic Arts Fellow. Visit

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