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Frozen Secrets
Antarctica Revealed
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By Sally M. Walker
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©2010
Carolrhoda Books

ISBN-10: 1-58013-607-9
ISBN-13: 978-1-58013-607-5

Pages: 104
Trim Size: 10 5/8 x 8 7/8
Dewey: 919.8'9
Reading Level: 5

Interest Level: 4-8
Ages: 9-14

ATOS Quiz #: 138513
ATOS AR Points: 5.00
ATOS: 8.60
Guided Reading: Y

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by Sally M. Walker

Studying Antarctica has never been for the fainthearted.

"Hereabouts died a very gallant gentleman, Captain L. E. G. Oates of the Inniskilling Dragoons. In March 1912, returning from th...
Bibliography, Full-Color Photographs, Further Reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Photo Captions
About the Author
Sally M. Walker has been a children’s book writer for over 20 years. Most of her books are nonfiction and present various science topics to young readers. Fossil Fish Found Alive is the story of the hunt for the elusive fish called the coelacanth. Sally also enjoys combining science investigation with historical topics. Her book Secrets of a Civil War Submarine, which won the 2006 Robert F. Sibert Medal, tells about the history, loss, and re-discovery of the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in battle. Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland takes readers on archaeological expeditions, where the forensic analysis of colonial settlers’ bones helps us to understand their lives. Sally especially enjoys writing narrative nonfiction that captures the reader’s attention with a true story.
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books
Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award
Moonbeam Children's Book Award
Science Books & Films Best Books
SSLI Book Award
VOYA Nonfiction Honor List
School Library Journal
"All of Walker's impressive writing talents are on display in this book on the frozen continent. . . . With its superb design and Walker's gripping prose, this book will draw readers in and keep them involved." --School Library Journal
The Horn Book Guide
"The narrative remains lively and engaging, complemented by an array of photographs, illustrations, and maps." --The Horn Book Guide
Booklist
In a wide-angle survey of our least-explored continent, the author of Written in Bone (2009) and other perceptive accounts of researchers in the field examines the methods and discoveries of scientists studying Antarctica's geophysics, prehistory, biota, and long- and short-range climatic variations. . . . Walker profiles major and ongoing research projects that enhance the recent biographies of Shackleton and his ilk and the plethora of books about penguins." --Booklist
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