Text and pictures give a strong impression of a distinctive place, a place that is a frozen desert… The book would be an excellent resource for science lessons as it gives much more than superficial information about food webs and ecosystems (Margaret Mallet English Association Magazine
a thought provoking and awe-inspiring journal of her visit to the area, with Lucia de Leiris's artwork capturing the raw beauty of the region (Oxford Times
About the Author
Meredith Hooper was born in Australia. An Antarctic specialist, she has made several research trips to the continent. In 2000 she was awarded the Antarctica Medal by the US Congress. Her books for Frances Lincoln include The Pebble in my Pocket
, which is the only children's book ever to be shortlisted for the Dingle History of Science Book Award.
Lucia deLeiris is an American painter who has exhibited her work widely throughout the US. A zoologist by training, she combines science and art in her work. The illustrator of Natural History of the Antarctic Peninsular
, her work for children includes posters for National Geographic, two Dover Colouring Books, and classroom materials for the US Department of Fish and Wildlife.