By Alison Lester
Sophie Scott is only nine years old, but she’s going to Antarctica on an old icebreaker with her dad, the ship’s captain. During the voyage to Mawson Station and back, Sophie keeps a diary. She sees icebergs, penguins, seals and whales. She makes new friends, wonders at the southern lights, and even becomes stranded in a blizzard. Based on the author’s own journey to the Antarctic on an icebreaker, this informative and beautifully illustrated book shares the wonder and adventure of Antarctica through a child’s eyes.