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Shackleton's Journey William Grill

Shackleton's Journey By William Grill

Shackleton's Journey by William Grill


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Summary

Delicate drawings in vibrant colours bring the story of Shackleton's journey to life.

Shackleton's Journey Summary

Shackleton's Journey by William Grill

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.

Shackleton's Journey Reviews

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 Book -Mr. Grill's manner of illustration lends itself beautifully to the juxtaposition of early-20th-century human ingenuity and the raw, indifferent power of nature.---Wall Street Journal -A book every house should have.---The Guardian -A magnificent chronicle by emerging illustrator William Grill, whose affectionate and enchanting colored-pencil drawings bring to life the legendary explorer and his historic expedition.---Brainpickings -A perfect picture book for any would be historian or adventurer. ---This Picture Book Life -Author William Grill does an excellent job telling this story so that the book can be both a resource for a child's book report as well as a captivating picture book for anyone wanting to learn about this expedition. But even more powerful than the narrative are the detailed and dramatic illustrations, done in colored pencils, many which, if framed, would look stunning on a wall. To top it all off, the textured book cover and raw, thick pages make this a book to flaunt on your coffee table or child's bookshelf.---Wink Books -This is a book that will appeal to adult art lovers, picture book fans and history buffs (of which, I fall into all three categories), children and adult alike. The book's large format gives ample space for detailed colored pencil illustrations and the perfect pacing for such a fascinating journey.- - The Eric Carle Museum -What a remarkable book, and a harrowing story of bravery, endurance and hope! [...] Beautifully illustrated and endlessly compelling, it is a tribute to explorers, their bravery and their hopes.-- Sal's Fiction Addiction -William Grill's well designed book is the perfect introduction for young readers to get a sense of the Endurance expedition.- - Mindy Rhiger -An example of the arty but accessible [...], the sketches evoke the feeling of a naturalist's diary with an almost documentary feeling as we peek into the mundane (six months provisions) isolating hardship (crossing the ice fields) and relief (rescue and survival).- -- Lisa Von Drasek, Early Word -The meticulously detailed colored pencil illustrations highlight the planning, the departure, the voyage, the rescue efforts, and the successful return of the crew after the loss of the Endurance on the ice.---Dragon Lode

About William Grill

First time author and recent graduate from the University of Falmouth, William Grill is a fresh-faced new talent. With a slew of prizes and exhibitions under his belt, Grill's vibrant colors and cheerful illustration truly bring a book to life.

Additional information

GOR006676154
9781909263109
1909263109
Shackleton's Journey by William Grill
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Flying Eye Books
2014-02-01
80
Winner of Kate Greenaway Medal 2015
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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