Shackleton's Journey (Hardback)William Grill (author,illustrator)
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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
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 622 g
Dimensions: 305 x 245 x 15 mm
'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
'A book every house should have.' - The Guardian
'This is a book that will appeal to adult art lovers, picture book fans and history buffs (of which, I fall into all three categories), children and adult alike. The book's large format gives ample space for detailed colored pencil illustrations and the perfect pacing for such a fascinating journey.' - The Eric Carle Museum
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