Shackleton's Journey (Hardback)
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Shackleton's Journey (Hardback)

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Hardback 80 Pages
Published: 01/02/2014
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Waterstones Says

A breathtaking visual representation of Shackleton's fateful expedition to Antarctica, Grill's stunningly illustrated volume includes exploded diagrams of provisions and expressive images of the icebound environment and is perfect reading for both children and adults alike.

Debut illustrator William Grill brings us a detailed visual narrative of Shackleton's epic journey to Antarctica.

Grill's beautiful use of coloured pencils and vibrant hues places him somewhere on the artistic spectrum between Raymond Briggs and David Hockney and his fastidious cataloguing of every single detail of the expedition is nothing short of a Blackstock collection. He manages to evoke the atmosphere and intrepid excitement that would have surrounded the expedition with his impeccably researched, detailed and atmospheric drawings.

Children will love examining the exploded diagrams of the now peculiar provisions taken and the individual drawings of each sled dog and pack horse. This book takes the academic and historical information surrounding the expedition and reinterprets it for a young audience in a way that will capture their imaginations.

William Grill has been awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration.

Also available is Shackleton's Journey Activity Book.

Publisher: Flying Eye Books
ISBN: 9781909263109
Number of pages: 80
Dimensions: 305 x 245 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A book every house should have. - The Guardian

Informative text is combined with a wealth of detailed coloured-pencil drawings in Gill's distinctive style, which create a strong sense of atmosphere. Each page layout is beautifully designed, making clever use of white space that itself seems to evoke the bleak, frozen wastelands of the Antarctic landscape. - BookTrust

Mr. Grill's manner of illustration lends itself beautifully to the juxtaposition of early-20th-century human ingenuity and the raw, indifferent power of nature. - Wall Street Journal

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“Superb, fascinating, a wonderful re-telling!”

This book is ideal for parents and particularly Dads, to share with their children. Everyone who reads it will delight in the detail; the names of the crew and the dogs, how they celebrated Midwinter, the acts of... More

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