Joanna Grochowicz's narrative non-fiction is meticulously researched and compellingly told. By fusing the real and the imagined in her stories of early Antarctic exploration, she reveals the human aspirations and tragedies that have shaped our understanding of what remains an utterly inhuman place. As an Antarctic writer and communicator, Joanna believes strongly that engaging with Antarctic history encourages a deeper connection with a globally significant continent that few will ever visit. While focusing on polar exploration, her ever-popular school sessions guide students in examining the continued importance of resilience, perseverance and curiosity in all human endeavours.
"For thrill-seeking middle school students who love nonfiction adventure stories . . . the adventures of Scott and his crew don't disappoint." --School Library Journal "[R]eaders who cherish good adventure yarns will be enthralled." --Booklist Online "[A] thoughtful and satisfying account." --ForeWord Reviews