Into The White: Scott’s Antarctic Odyssey


Into the White‘ is an excellent re-telling of the story of Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova expedition and the memorable characters, who with a band of shaggy ponies and savage dogs, followed a man they trusted into unknown, uncharted territory.  They battle sea storms, impenetrable pack ice, killer whales, crevasses, horrendous weather, extreme temperatures, and equal measures of hunger, agony and snow blindness.  The team push on against all odds, but will the weather hold and will their rations be adequate? What of the rumours of an attempt at the Pole by the formidable Norwegian team led by Amundsen?

This book will leave you on the edge of your seat, hoping against hope that Scott and his men might survive their Antarctic ordeal and live to tell the tale. This is a marvellous adventure story, brilliantly well told. We recommend ‘Into the White‘ to capable readers aged from 9 or 10 years old.


Into The White: Scott’s Antarctic Odyssey

Joanna Grochowicz

(Allen & Unwin)

‘Into the White: Scott’s Antarctic Odyssey’ is a wonderfully accessible,fascinating re-telling of the ill-fated 1912 expedition to reach the South Pole led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott. Readers will be delighted to learn of the personalities and friendships between Scott and his doughty companions and the scientific research undertaken by the expedition. The unforgiving environment and weather at the most inhospitable place on Earth are expanded upon too.  This is an excellent and eminently readable book for confident readers, aged 9 and above.


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