Shackleton's Journey (Story Picture Book)
This hardback book houses William Grill's remarkable visual re-telling of the bravery and determination shown by Ernest Shackleton and his men.
In the last days of the Heroic Age of Exploration, Shackleton dreamed of crossing the frozen heart of Antarctica, a place of ferocious seas, uncharted mountains and bone-chilling cold. But when his ship, the Endurance became trapped in the deadly grip of the ice, Shackleton's dreams were shattered. Stranded in a cold, white world, and thousands of miles from home, the men of the expedition set out on a desperate trek across the ice in search of rescue.
Shackleton's Journey is the true story of how Shackleton and his crew managed to survive this epic adventure, and a testament to their great courage and endurance.
Working in coloured pencil, Grill has been described as 'somewhere on the artistic spectrum between Raymond Briggs and David Hockney'. Shackleton's Journey is the Kate Greenaway Medal winner 2015 and New York Times Best Illustrated book winner. Grill has dyslexia and was inspired by reading comic books and graphic novels in is youth. He shows there are different ways to tell a story.
A companion activity book by the same author is also available on this site.
Published by Flying Eye Books, an independent British book press.
Publishers recommended age 7 - 11 years. Tweens and young teens interested in this topic will also enjoy.