"A stunningly illustrated Arctic adventure"
November 2023 Debut of the Month
This is an inspiring story of a scientist pursuing their research with determination, resilience, confidence and self-belief and what is most refreshing is that Dr Morley is a woman and a great STEM role model.
This debut picture book is also a visual feast, from the striking cover and underwater endpapers to its detailed cross sections of the ship and the crew in action. The majority of the pages show the boat in the top third with the greater proportion showing the hidden depths of the Arctic Ocean below them.
This will really appeal to young readers who love to be in the position where they know more than the storyteller and they will delight in pointing out what Dr Morley and her crew are missing. It is the classic “look behind you’” pantomine moment. The icy region and the creatures found there are stunningly depicted, and the proportions used very cleverly indicate the puny nature of humans in an extreme landscape.
Children will enjoy the delightful ending which shows that you should never give up on your dreams and this exciting arctic adventure is one they will delight in returning to.