My Season with Penguins: An Antarctic Journal (Paperback)

My Season with Penguins: An Antarctic Journal By Sophie Webb Cover Image

My Season with Penguins: An Antarctic Journal (Paperback)


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A 2001 Sibert Honor Book 

What is it like to live in a tiny polar haven for two months? To paint penguins outdoors in freezing weather? To be flipper-slapped by a bird whose wings are powerful enough to propel it swiftly through frigid waters? To look into the oddly expressive eyes of a penguin chick?
With charming watercolors and intriguing journal entries, this book inspires our curiosity. Sophie Webb gives readers a vivid, frank, firsthand account of what it is like to spend a season in a land not yet affected by people, yet populated for centuries by true dwellers of the Antarctic — the fearless, round-bellied, pink-footed, gliding, diving, utterly adept Adélie penguins.

Sophie Webb is often at sea. Research ships have taken her to many shores, including those of Hawaii, Mexico, Central and South America, Alaska, and the Antarctic. Her ornithological illustrations appear in A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America, of which she is co-author. She lives in Bolinas, California.

Product Details ISBN: 9780618432349
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: May 25th, 2004
Pages: 48
Language: English

"Webb offers a fine look at the scientific method in action. the artist/biologist also provides a terrific adventure for anyone who dreams of studying animals." —SLJ, starred review 12/00 School Library Journal, Starred

"A compelling glimpse of life in a field camp, complete with lyrical descriptions and gritty realism." —Publishers Weekly (8/7/00) Publishers Weekly

"Science enthusiasts will enjoy this attractively illustrated look at science at work." — Kirkus Reviews (9/1/00) Kirkus Reviews —