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An adventure-filled picture book for younger readers based on best-selling and much-loved author Alison Lester's real experiences aboard an Antarctic expedition ship.

I'm going to Antarctica and I can't wait!

Sophie Scott is only nine years old, but she's going to Antarctica on an 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, experiences the southern lights and even becomes stranded in a blizzard!

Children's Laureate and much-loved picture-book creator Alison Lester travelled to Antarctica as an Antarctic Arts Fellow. Her alter ego, Sophie Scott, goes on the same adventure in a friendly, informative and beautifully presented book that sees the wonder of Antarctica through a child's eyes.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143786337

    May 29, 2017

    Picture Puffin

    36 pages

    RRP $16.99

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Awards and Recognition

  • WA Premier's Book Awards
    2012
    Shortlisted
    Children's Books
  • APA Book Design Awards
    2013
    Winner
    Best Designed Children's Nonfiction
  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards
    2013
    Honour Award
    Picture Book
  • Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
    2013
    Winner
    Lower Primary
  • Australian Book Industry Awards
    2013
    Shortlisted
    Book of the Year for Younger Children
  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards
    2013
    Notable Book
    Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
  • US Board on Books for Young People
    2014
    On selection list
    Children's Book

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