In 1911 British explorer Robert Falcon Scott hoped to be the first person to reach the South Pole. Little did he know an explorer from Norway had had the same idea. It would be a race to the Pole!
Produced in collaboration with the Natural History Museum, this book tells the story of Scott's and Amundsen's epic race and its deadly conclusion. It also explores the scientific legacy of Scott's expedition and looks at the new frontiers of exploration today.
*Help Key Stage 3 students move from Level 3b to Level 3a in reading.*Support comprehension with stunning photographs that bring the Antarctic experience to life.*Encourage shared and guided reading using the ready-made tasks and discussion points on the activity pages at the back of the book.
Mike Gould has written over 150 books for students and teachers, including plays, stories and the occasional poem. He lives in Sussex and divides his time between writing, being taken for a walk by his dog Freddie, and trying out his ideas on his three children and wife who pretend to find them interesting. His favourite novels are Bleak House by Charles Dickens and SE Hinton's The Outsiders. He's quite partial to poems about animals, nature and bad weather.