Tom, an intrepid journalist, has long dreamed of visiting Antarctica—and finally his dream is coming true. He’s off on an adventure as part of a scientific expedition!
This foldout book follows him on his journey as he learns all about the ice-covered landmass and the people who work there. It includes interviews with real-life polar explorers, who underline the deadly impact of global warming on this beautiful environment. Accessibly written and based on multiple scientific sources and studies, and brimming with detailed, colorful illustrations, fact-filled Around Antarctica will be essential reading for all budding environmentalists and explorers.
Wonderfully informative, beautifully designed… Pack[ed] with wide-ranging yet pertinent information. The detailed, colorful illustrations enhance and augment the informative yet playful text and interactive nature of the book's design: a quarter-circle format that opens into a hemisphere with several gatefolds that open into full circles.
— Shelf Awareness (starred review)
Tania Medvedeva is a STEAM expert and science popularizer, and author of popular science books for kids. As a specialist in radioactive chemistry and nuclear medicine, Tania integrates her experience in applied science into her tailored science courses for students of all ages. Tania is a polar enthusiast currently investigating the impact of Antarctica on global warming. Her mission is to help children explore our world with all its complexity and beauty, investigate it, and preserve it.
Maria Vyshinskaya is an artist and illustrator from Moscow. She graduated from the Moscow State University of Printing Arts with a major in the art of book graphics. According to Maria, children's illustration makes it possible to never stop exploring the world! And each new book for her is a journey. In children's books, she tries to create an interesting world full of movement, color, and humor. Her main inspiration is traveling and childhood memories.