Into The White: Scott’s Antarctic Odyssey
(Allen & Unwin)
‘Into the White: Scott’s Antarctic Odyssey‘ is a fascinating re-telling of the ill-fated Scott expedition to reach the South Pole. We think we know the details, however, Joanna Grochowicz takes us into the camp so that we are part of the experience. Furthermore, she is able to suggest the personalities and friendships between Scott and his companions. We feel the unforgiving weather at the forgotten ends of the earth. It seems like we are one of those who participated in ‘Scott of the Antarctic’ of legend. This title is companion to Amundsen’s Way: The Race to the South Pole. Reading the two books offers readers a chance to compare two different lead characters, alongside a host of different decisions and approaches. Thereafter we wonder…. which team would we join?
‘Into the White: Scott’s Antarctic Odyssey‘ is an excellent, eminently readable book for any confident reader.
Award winner New Zealand Children’s Book Awards