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Famous Firsts: First Man to the South Pole

Ben Hubbard

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), History & the past: general interest (Children's /

An exciting narrative exploration of the race for the South Pole

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.

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Ben Hubbard

Ben Hubbard began his writing career at a what's-on newspaper in the 1990s, interviewing bands, actors and artists in his native Wellington, New Zealand. He later joined the fast-paced world of daily newspaper journalism before packing up shop and moving to England. Here, Ben tied a number of new strings to his bow: magazine editor, book editor, and finally, author. Today, Ben writes a mix of non-fiction for all ages - preschoolers through to adults. He has penned titles on an eclectic subject range: from space exploration, samurai warriors and medieval castles; to pop music, pets, tornadoes and rugby skills.

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