You Wouldn't Want to be on Shackleton's Polar Expedition!

You Wouldn't Want to be on Shackleton's Polar Expedition!

Get ready...as a hardened sailor, you're about to join Shackleton in what will prove to be one of the most gruelling adventures of all time as you brave your way across the bitterly cold continent of Antarctica. As you encounter extreme cold, strong icy winds and a worrying lack of food and water, you'll soon see why you really wouldn't want to join Shackleton's polar expedition!

This title in the best-selling children’s history series, You Wouldn't Want To…, features full-colour illustrations which combine humour and accurate technical detail and a narrative approach placing readers at the centre of the history, encouraging them to become emotionally-involved with the characters and aiding their understanding of what life would have been like on Shackleton’s polar expedition. Informative captions, a complete glossary and an index make this title an ideal introduction to the conventions of information books for young readers.

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  • Publisher: Book House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Print length: 40 pages
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.3 x 9.8 cm
  • Reading age: 7 - 11 years old
  • Publication date: 1 Jun. 2014
  • ISBN: 1910184004

Dr Jen Green

Jen is a writer and editor mainly specializing in geography, history, nature / environment and social issues. She also writes on science, human body, survival, art and artists. She has written over 250 published books, mostly for children aged 5-15 but also for adults. Jen received her doctorate from the University of Sussex in 1982. She worked in publishing for 15 years, as an editor and later editorial manager (1981-1996) and has since worked full-time as a writer and editor. Her book 'Your Feelings: I'm Special' was short-listed for the NASEN Special Needs Award.

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