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Heinemann First Library

Scott of the Antarctic

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Scott’s Antarctic trek, and his tragic death before returning home, this book charts the epic race to the South Pole. Follow the expedition team in their preparation, and experience daily life in the frozen South. Relive the bravery and courage of these extraordinary explorers, and learn more about the scientific legacy they left behind.

Reading LevelGrades 1-3
Interest LevelGrades 1-3
Lexile LevelNC880L
ATOS Level4.8
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #149409
Text TypeInformational Text
BrandHeinemann First Library
Page Dimensions7 11/16" x 8 11/16"
Page Count32
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $27.99 School/Library Price

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Booklist - John Peters

"Aimed at newer readers, this account of Captain Robert Scott’s fatal mission to the South Pole offers on each page a large period photo with a brief caption and just four to six lines of narrative text. Along with covering the explorer’s life and experiences in a very broad outline, the authors introduce the painter and photographer who created the expedition’s visual record and also pair general information about Antarctic climate, wildlife, and current human presence at the South Pole with a selection of modern photographs. Detailed maps, with one that folds out, and back matter, including a short but diverse list of further resources, enhance a tantalizing glimpse of Antarctica and its exploration, past and present." - Booklist

June 1, 2012

School Library Journal - Jody Kopple, Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA

"This spare biography provides a brief introduction to Robert F. Scott and his two expeditions to Antarctica. An explorer and scientist, Scott wanted to be the first person to reach the South Pole but missed that opportunity by only a month. This book, with a focus more on the expeditions than on his life, describes the conditions that the teams faced, both on the journey to Antarctica and once they landed. Scott and several of his men died on the return trip, in rather gruesome circumstances, but this issue is handled well and is quite matter-of-fact. Ample black-and-white photographs accompany the simple, straightforward text. With icicles dripping off caption boxes and ghostlike expeditioners trudging across the bottom of each page, the layout is both appealing and atmospheric. Sandra Markle's Animals Robert Scott Saw (Chronicle, 2008) would be an excellent pairing. Overall, this is a solid and interesting beginner biography for most elementary collections." - School Library Journal

July 1, 2012

Omaha Public Schools - Barbara Simpson

"Captain Robert Falcon Scott was determined to study the Antarctic. He wasn’t the first to get to the South Pole and he died on the return trip, but he and his men studied the area. The text doesn’t give much detail but it is a good overview or introduction to the Antarctic and how difficult it is to study it. Photographs accompany the text and show what the living conditions were like. Sections, also, tell about an artist, Edward Wilson, and a photographer, Herbert Ponting to give a more complete picture of those involved in the expedition. At the end of the book are a timeline, glossary, Find Out More and an index. This is a very interesting book to introduce young readers to the South Pole and the one continent that belongs to no one. – Barbara Simpson, Hartman School Omaha Public Schools December 2012" - Omaha Public Schools