Author(s): Peter Gouldthorpe
Douglas Mawson is a true Australian hero, and one of the great Antarctic explorers. He was the first man to reach the South Magnetic Pole, and led Australia s first Antarctic expedition. This is a story of adventure and survival, as Mawson faces enormous challenges and triumphs. Kids will be gripped by this extraordinary true story!
Multi award-winning author/illustrator Peter Gouldthorpe’s biography of Australian hero, Douglas Mawson is absolutely stunning. Beautifully illustrated by Gouldthorpe, Mawson’s heroic, high-stakes exploration of Antarctica is brought vividly to life for the younger reader. This is the perfect introduction to the explorer’s life and exploits. Famed author, Peter FitzSimons says of the book; ‘By far the best account of Mawson available for the younger reader.’ Also included is a fold-out poster, featuring a timeline of Mawson’s expeditions as well as pivotal events in his life.
Nick The Book Grocer
Peter Gouldthorpe is a CBC award-winning author and illustrator. His earlier titles include THE LOST DIAMONDS OF KILLERCRANKIE, PANNIKIN AND PINTA, HIST, FIRST LIGHT and NO RETURN: CAPTAIN SCOTT'S RACE TO THE POLE.