Join Jon Michaels and his marine-biologist mother as they battle the 60-foot storm seas around Cape Horn on their way to Antarctica. Near Palmer Station, Jon enjoys an outdoor bath in volcano-heated water. Then he scuba dives in the cold, clear waters off McMurdo Station before braving a deadly whiteout flying to the South Pole. On his extraordinary journey, Jon learns some hard lessons: hold your nose near the elephant seals, watch out for the skuas and killer whales, and how to tell if a penguin wants to be your mate!
It's a voyage of discovery above and below in this enchanting frontier, filled with drama, history, wonderful sounds, and music.
©1998 Geoffrey T. Williams; (P)2005 Geoffrey T. Williams
I heeded the previous reviewers warning about poor sound quality and made sure I downloaded this one as a "4". To me it sounds just fine.
The story, obviously meant for pre-teen kids, is still quite entertaining & educational for us "big kids" who also love tales about the Polar Regions. Not only were the expected encounters with penguins & seals here, but there was also great moral lessons on global warning and eco-tourism which I was very happy to hear.
With the recent "hipness" of Antarctica among children thanks to the movies "March of the Penguins" & "Eight Below", this story will certainly be devoured by them. It's also quite a bargain for the less than $7 price!
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