Hazel Edwards
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Picture Books: Antarctic Dad

  

Title:" Antarctic Dad"

ISBN:  9780734408501

Author: Hazel Edwards  

Illustrator: Kevin Burgemeestre

Publisher: Hachette/Lothian 

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Lots of families have parents who work away from home.  When Dad works in Antarctica for a year, this family keep in touch by e-mail, digital photos and other ways. Fiction, but factually based due to Hazel's Antarctic expedition experience with the Australian Antarctic Division at Casey station.

Antarctic vehicles, wildlife and family 'keeping in touch' rituals are accurately drawn by illustrator Kevin Burgemeestre . Also a useful source for students studying Antarctica.

 

As part of Kingston Library (Victoria) 2012 National Year of Reading , Virtual Storytime was for parents to encourage the sharing of picture books at home.'Antarctic Dad' is especially relevant for families with a parent working away from home. This is Hazel's impromptu reading at Parkdale Library.

Illustrator Kevin's website 

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Buy your own copy of  Antarctic Dad

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Educational Resources for Teachers

        You can find more resources and classroom ideas for all of Hazel's Books by clicking through to the Teachers Resources Page.

        Hazel's other Antarctic books include  the YA novel Antarctica's Frozen Chosen, a play in Right or Wrong, and the diary 'Antarctic Writer on ice' . Antarctic Close Up provides an historical perspective around a telescope from the 1912 Mawson expedition.

        Available on Kindle are 'Antarctic Dognapping' about STAY, the last dog and 'Shooting Antarctica' an easy to read mystery for adult literacy.

        Visit the Australian Antarctic Division website for links to the actual bases.

        Premiers' Reading Challenge

        Antarctic Dad is listed as approved reading on Premier's Reading Challenges throughout Australia:

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        Reviews and Feedback

        Have you read Antarctic Dad? Why not send Hazel a comment? You can email Hazel, tweet Hazel or post a message on her Facebook Page.You could also write your own book review.


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