Famous Firsts: First Man to the South Pole

Ben Hubbard

6-9 years
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09 April 2020
32 pages

A gripping illustrated account of the historic race to reach the South Pole in December 1911.

Pacey, accessible text recounts the story of Roald Amundsen's historic journey to reach the South Pole, from its origins in his failure to be the first to reach the North Pole, to planning the journey, early expeditions and setbacks, mounting rivalry with Captain Scott and its tragic conclusion, and the final joy of successfully reaching the South Pole.

Fully illustrated throughout, with fresh, modern artwork breathing new life into this famous story. Perfect for readers aged 8 and up.