Antarctic Journal: Four Months at the Bottom of the World

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Harper Collins, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages

It is the windiest, coldest, most forbidding region on earth, and I am heading straight for it.

Sketchbook in hand, an artist leaves home to spend four months in Antarctica. She hikes up glaciers, camps on deserted islands, and sees mirages of castles in the air. She sails past icebergs and humpback whales. And she fills her sketchbook with drawings of penguin chicks huddled in their nests and seals basking in the sun. Jennifer Dewey's sketches, photographs, journal entries, and letters home let you see the last great wilderness on earth through the eyes of an artist at work.

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User Review  - cdrake - LibraryThing

In this journal, Jennifer Owings Dewey chronologically recalls her trip to Antartica. Utilizing a grant received from the National Science Foundation, the author tells hers story and describes the many aspects of Antartica through letters sent home, drawings, and photographs. Read full review

ANTARCTIC JOURNAL: Four Months at the Bottom of the World

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A gifted storyteller and nature observer shares a rare adventure in letters and illustration. Science author/illustrator Dewey (Rattlesnake Dance, 2000, etc.) spent four months in Antarctica as part ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Jennifer Owings Dewey spent four month in Antarctica, a trip made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation. There she sketched and photographed the wildlife and the stunning landscape, wrote letters home that she asked her friends and family to save, and kept a detailed journal of her experiences.

Jennifer Owings Dewey received the Orbis Pictus Award for Wildlife Rescue: The Worh of Dr. Kathleen Ramsay, the John Burroughs Award for Mud Matters, and the National Science Teachers Association Award for her body of work in the field of nonfiction for children. She has also written and illustrated Rattlesnake Dance. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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