Roald Amundsen and Robert Scott race to the South Pole (National Geographic History Chapters) (#20105U5)

by Thompson, Gare

5 reviews & awards | 4 full-text reviews

Hardcover (library binding) National Geographic, 2007
Price: USD 17.90
Description: 40 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 21 cm.
Dewey: 919.8; Audience: Lower Elementary; Reading Level: 2.8
AR 3.8 LG .5 121908EN
From the publisher: Grades 1-4; Ages 6-9
From Booklist: Grades 2-4; SLJ: Gr 2-4; read the full-text reviews


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Includes bibliographical references (page 39) and index. Describes the early lives of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and English explorer Robert Scott and chronicles the struggles, victories, and tragedies of their race to the South Pole in the early twentieth century.

From the Publisher
Two men One dream Which one will become the first to reach the South Pole and bring the honor and glory home to their country? Trek along the route of discovery and adventure, deep into Antarctic wastelands. Relive the harrowing trials of Roald Amundsen and Robert Scott in a story of soaring triumph and bleak tragedy. Young readers will follow this race to greatness all the way to the ends of the Earth.

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Product Details
  • Publisher:National Geographic
  • Publication Date: October 9, 2007
  • Format: Hardcover (library binding)
  • Series: National Geographic history chapters
  • Dewey: 919.8
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 40 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 21 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 1-42630-187-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-42630-187-2
  • LCCN: 2007-007898
  • Follett Number: 20105U5
  • Catalog Number: 1426301871
  • Reading Level: 2.8
  • Audience: Lower Elementary
  • Grades: 1-4
  • Ages: 6-9
  • Booklist: Grades 2-4
  • School Library Journal: Gr 2-4
  • ATOS Book Level: 3.8
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: .5
  • AR Quiz: 121908EN

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 10/15/07
  • Horn Book Magazine, 04/01/08
  • Library Media Connection starred, 02/01/08
  • School Library Journal, 01/01/08
  • Wilson's Children, 10/01/10

Full-Text Reviews
Booklist (October 15, 2007 (Vol. 104, No. 4))
Grades 2-4. This installment in the National Geographic History Chapters series, which shares the novel-size format of the publisher’s Science Chapters series, presents the dramatic, tragic story of  the South Pole’s dueling explorers. Writing in six narrative chapters, Thompson introduces the two adventurers, then describes each rival’s journey to the Antarctic and the final push to the South Pole, which Scott’s team did not survive. Crisp, informatively captioned photographs, including some presumably taken by the doomed men, lend immediacy to the facts. Some readers’ curiosity may extend beyond the scope of Thompson’s text, which doesn’t adequately explain, for instance, the logistics of distributing food caches along the route or how the men recognized the Pole when they got there. The concluding list of books and Web sites will help fascinated  readers find answers to their questions. The text was adapted from a title in National Geographic’s leveled reading program, but the photos and format are entirely new.

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