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best to start with the Shackleton s Journey details one of the expeditions of Ernest Shackleton to the Arctic Grill s love and nowledge of his topic shines in his awareness of the detail and the human nuances he gives every illustration The crew of the expedition range one page looking out at us with captions ranging from Able Seaman through to Stowaway A uick sidebar stories on stowaways please I am intrigued so much by themGrill follows this journey from start to end and details every step of it journey from start to end and details every step of it such graceful and poetic illustrations that this book starts to ache with perfection I hope that Shackleton s Journey endures for a long while and becomes considered as a classic alongside some of the great canonical titles of children s literature It s already stating its case for classic status with ease spreads of the ice floe breaking up swallow the page with their magnitude dwarfing the expedition with their immense jaw dropping scale whilst other spreads speak of a warmth and humour that pays tribute to the bravery of these men This in particular is a vital touch Google Frank Hurley and Endurance to see some of the photographs from the expedition they re almost unreal Shackleton s Journey is perfect really and it is one of those books that feels a little bit like a landmark point for the sector I am in love Loved this book Can t wait to use it to inspire our next topic in Year 5 This is a big beautiful 70 page non fiction seuential art plus text exploration of Shackleton s unsuccessful journey of 1916 17 The ship was called Endurance and it endured a lot but at a certain point the ice flexed its muscles and that was that The men however endured and this book details their adventureWhile this book seems great for middle graders AND MAYBE EVEN YOUNGER THE TEXT maybe even younger the text very small and might be hard for younger The Berlin Airlift kids to read and there is something sophisticated and intense about the organization and illustration The book does its best on the other hand to remain light hearted in the way the leaders did in order toeep the crew from despairing Very early on in the book just after Funding and Recruitment Grill introduces readers to the crew of the ship and on the next page the dogs which I hope to read about Here is a text excerpt In 1914 a cargo of 99 dogs was sent from Canada to London Of these 69 were chosen for the expedition Shackleton and the crew gave them all names and you may notice that some are named after famous people and crew members The dogs came from a mongrel mixture of breeds including Newfoundlands St Bernards Eskimo dogs Wol. Excitement that surrounded the expedition His impeccably researched drawings rich with detail fastidiously reproduce the minutiae of the expeditionChildren will love examining the diagrams of the. .
William Grill has created a fitting memorial to Sir Ernest Shackleton s ill fated attempt to cross Antarctica in 1914 1916 His colored pencil drawings are a bold visual narrative of the preparation and challenges faced by the crew of the Endurance who persevered despite the harsh climate and their well designed Norwegian ship being crushed by the polar ice in which it got trapped Miraculously nobody perished on this bold adventure Beautiful
clear book about Ernest Shackleton ill fated attempt to cross Antarctica Yikes I will stick to dry land thankyouverymuchI am totally unfamiliar with William Grill but the cover and spine caught my eye The art throughout is so so great a reminds me a bit of The Hundred Dresses I think it s colored pencil but I couldn t find that information anywhere in the book so I don t now There is uite a bit of text but it occurs a bit of text but it occurs the page in such a way that it s never overwhelming This book is up there with World Without Fish as a id s non fiction book I would recommend It s not for id research but for fun reading Also I m going to check out Nick Bertozzi s Shackleton Antarctic Odyssey and the PBS documentary Chasing Shackleton This is a fabulous retelling of Shackleton s Journey along with his crew on the Endurance a rightly named ship The book tells of one man s journey to save not only to save himself but to save his entire crew Grill perfectly captures the journey Shackleton endures with both words and wonderful illustrations and diagrams A book that could be used throughout Ks2 and inspire children to strive to achieve that dreams and ambitions William Grills illustrations are wonderful I can t fault them I love their Soft Carefree Ualities And carefree ualities and well designed pages I love the use of a couple of well chosen colours This story covers Shackleton s expedition to Antarctica My son would have loved this book when he was younger he would have loved the details of the expedition the maps the provision and dog details although my daughter loved the illustrations she couldn t see the point of the expedition and didn t think it right that the dogs should be taken into danger without being able to consent to this expedition This is craft this bookIt s hard to now where to begin with Grill s masterpiece whether to talk about the palette of clear and clean colours or his use of space on the page and that conscious decision to let the visuals work for his story to their utmost or the vivid little marks of humanity dotted in each scene the men dotted across the white expanse of the page or huddled together for warmth under the curve of a broken up boat. Illustrator William Grill weaves a detailed visual narrative of Shackleton’s journey to AntarcticaGrill’s beautiful use of colored pencils and vibrant hues effortlessly evokes the adventure and. ,
Fhounds and wolves Cross breeding the dogs mean that they were very strong and had ualities such as a thick coat or a good temperament The average weight of each dog was 100 lbs They included Alti Amundsen Blackie Bob Bo sun Bristol Brownie Buller Bummer Caruso Chips Dismal Elliott Fluff Gruss Hackenschmidt Hercules Jamie Jasper Jerry Judge Luke Lupoid Mack Martin Mercury Noel Paddy Peter Rodger Roy Rufus Rugby Sadie Sailor Saint Sally Sammy Samson Sandy Satan Solider Songster Sooty Spider Split Up Spotty Steamer Steward Stumps Sub Sue Surly Swanker Sweep Tim Upton Wallaby WolfThere is a lot of great interesting details in This Book And I Appreciate book and I appreciate way illustrations vary from technical in nature for example a full page analysis of the ship to dramatically narrative to naturally descriptive to some combination of two or of these I m very glad I got this one out of the library and look forward to reading The Wolves of Currumpaw by the same author This is a wonderful book showing the epic journey of how Ernest Shackleton and his team managed to cross the frozen heart of Antarctica Winner of the AOI Illustration New Talent Award Winner and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book this is something a little special and will appeal to slightly older children 7 would be my suggestion especially those interested in non fiction This is a very visual read there is only a small amount of text compared to the illustrations sometimes only a paragraph or two on each page so it is ideal for reluctant readers The illustrations help the reader visualise the sheer expanse of snow and ice as well as the euipment needed The book begins with a potted history of who Shackleton was As a member of Captain Scott s famous Discov This Children S Illustrated children s illustrated has won several awards so I was intrigued to see if it would be something my nieces and nephews would be interested in This is a large format book with very few pages so is a uick read The art is fun and the way the author creates collections of stuff is interesting but I did not learn anything new here and some of the art and text is so tiny you d need a magnifying glass to really see it The text was rather bland though maybe it would work for younger readers in which case it would make a good introduction to Shackleton s adventure I expected to find a book that would leave little readers inspired to explore but that is not the feeling I was left with after reading this one Finally Yes Finished80 pages that took me than 2 weeks to read That s insaneOkay rant aside the book was good Illustrations are superb but the text felt lacking and a bit rushe. 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. Shackletons Journey