Black Whiteness: Admiral Byrd Alone in the Antarctic

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Mar 1, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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In 1934, Admiral Richard Byrd spent a season by himself in a small cabin in Antarctica, recording the weather and confronting life, completely alone, in harsh conditions. Robert Burleigh's text is supplemented with excerpts from Admiral Byrd's firsthand account of how he survived, and dramatic illustrations capture the courage of Byrd's amazing ordeal. Full color.

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This is a perfect book in every respect.The prose and illustrations are surprising, simple and powerful - just as is the landscape. I have read this book with, or to, many young boys. All were instantly captivated. Robert Burleigh is a master. Read full review

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I don't know what inspires a person to put himself through an ordeal like this, but Admiral Byrd closed himself in a small, isolated cabin in Antarctica for the winter. Honestly, you'd have to be a ... Read full review


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Robert Burleigh is the award-winning author of many books for children, including, Hoops, a SLJ Best Book of the Year and a Booklist Editor's Choice, Lookin' for Bird in the Big City which received the New York Society Library Award for the best children's book of the year, and Toulouse-Lautrec: The Moulin Rouge and the City of Light which was an ALA Notable Book. His many other books include Stealing Home, Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep! and By My Brother's Side, for which he was a contributing author.  He lives in Michigan.

Walter Lyon Krudop was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in 1966. He had his first painting lesson when he was eight years old and later studied illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has illustrated a number of books for young readers, including The Good-Night Kiss and Wake Up, Little Children by Jim Aylesworth; Black Whiteness by Robert Burleigh; and Crossing the Delaware by Louise Peacock. He lives with his wife, Sara, in New York City.

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