Friday, August 14, 2015

Small Fry Pick of the Week: Shackleton's Journey

Cover image for Shackleton's Journey

Shackleton's Journey by William Grill

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Winner of the 2015 Kate Greenaway Medal

A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2014
Best Children's Book of 2014, Wall Street Journal
Best Children's Book of 2014, Brain Pickings
A 2015 USBBY Outstanding International Book

Young, up-and-coming illustrator William Grill weaves a detailed visual narrative of Shackleton's journey to Antarctica.

Grill's beautiful use of colored pencils and vibrant hues effortlessly evokes the adventure and excitement that surrounded the expedition. His impeccably researched drawings, rich with detail, fastidiously reproduce the minutiae of the expedition.

Children will love examining the diagrams of the peculiar provisions and the individual drawings of each sled dog and packhorse. This book takes the academic and historical information behind the expedition and reinterprets it for a young audience

Ms. Jen says--This is an amazing story about endurance and optimism in a situation when spirits could have taken a bad turn and cost these men their lives.  Shackleton's ambition and determination helped keep those spirits high and formidable.  Check out this inspiring, beautifully illustrated children's book.

Click on the title to place it on hold at the Ventress Memorial Library!