Hazel Edwards



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Picture Books: Antarctic Dad

  

Title:" Antarctic Dad"

ISBN:  9780648289302 (P/B)

Author: Hazel Edwards  

Illustrator: Kevin Burgemeestre

Publisher: Kipas Books  2018

First published Lothian 2006 (hardback)

 ISBN 9780734408501

 

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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.

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Buy your own copy of  Antarctic Dad

 

 

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.

        Check out Youtube clip of Hazel reading 'Antarctic Dad'.

        Premiers' Reading Challenge

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

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        Reviews and Feedback

        • Aussie Reviews  deals with issues of separation.Tracks dad on a 'wildlife' map.
        • Psychologist Judy Parker's 'Families in Transition' Review.pdf
        • giftednsw.doc  'Antarctic Dad' Review:  Enables boy to feel close to absent father
        • PEARSON MAGAZINE ' My Dad was in East Timor, so I know how the boy feels...Illustrations are big, bright and bold.'
        • 'Loved the Antarctic vehicles, and the penguins.'
        • 'Useful curriculum resource when studying Antarctica.'

        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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