My Season with Penguins by Sophie Webb
An Antarctic Journal

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What is it like to live in a tiny Polar Haven for two months? To look into the odd, expressive eyes of an Adélie chick? To be flipper-slapped by a bird whose wings are powerful enough to propel it swiftly through frigid waters? Sophie Webb knows, and she gives readers a frank firsthand account of what it is like to spend a season in a land not yet affected by humans, yet populated for centuries by true dwellers of the Antarctic—the fearless, round-bellied, pink-footed, waddling, diving, utterly adept Adélie penguins.

About Sophie Webb

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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.
Published May 25, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 48 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This biologist and artist chronicles her two-month stay in Antarctica.

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Overall, she delivers a compelling glimpse of life in a field camp, complete with lyrical descriptions (""Three Snow Petrels fly by, tracing the cliff edge in graceful arcs, brilliant white against the dark rocks and water"") and gritty realism (""I forgot how much I hate going outside to pee whe...

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