Winner of the 2015 Kate Greenaway MedalA New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2014Best Children's Book of 2014, Wall Street JournalBest Children's Book of 2014, Brain PickingsA 2015 USBBY Outstanding International BookYoung, up-and-coming illustrator William Grill weaves a detailed visual narrative of Shackleton's journey to Antarctica.Grill's beautiful use of colored pencils and vibrant hues effortlessly evokes the adventure and excitement that surrounded the expedition. His impeccably researched drawings, rich with detail, fastidiously reproduce the minutiae of the expedition.Children will love examining the diagrams of the peculiar provisions and the individual drawings of each sled dog and packhorse. This book takes the academic and historical information behind the expedition and reinterprets it for a young audience.
Sally M. Walker studied geology and is the author of many non-fiction books, including Secrets of a Civil War Submarine, which won the Sibert Award. She lives in Illinois.
William Grill is the author-illustrator of Shackleton's Journey, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year and winner of a Kate Greenaway Medal. He lives in London.