Antarctic Odyssey

Paperback - 2014
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Presents, in graphic novel format, the adventures of explorer Ernest Shackleton in the Antarctic.
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781596434516
Characteristics: 125 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Antarctic odyssey


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After his defeat in the race to the South Pole, real-life British explorer Ernest Shackleton was determined to leave his mark, crossing the frozen continent on foot in an incredible feat of survival.

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Sep 19, 2015

The art is pretty basic & it could've been longer, but otherwise I liked this a lot.

JCLChrisK Nov 03, 2014

An engaging account of Shackleton's failed expedition that became an epic story of survival. I just wish the book had been bigger and longer, because the story would have been improved by more details and the characters would have been easier to tell apart had the illustrations been larger. But the fact that I wanted more means what was there was successful at drawing me in and holding my attention.

Aug 14, 2014

really great. well drawn and told

Jul 23, 2014

A somewhat fictionalized graphic account of the harrowing ordeal of the Shackleton expedition to Antarctica. Some of the drama of the story is lost in Bertozzi's compressed narrative but it still serves as a good introduction to this remarkable true adventure story.


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