Hazel Edwards
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Picture Books: Antarctic Dad

  

Title:" Antarctic Dad"

ISBN:  9780648289302 (P/B)

Author: Hazel Edwards  

Illustrator: Kevin Burgemeestre

Publisher: Kipas Books  2018

First published Lothian 2006 (hardback)

 ISBN 9780734408501

 Alchemy links to where Hazel's books available online.

NEWS:  To encourage Literary Tourism, Tripfiction has listed all Hazel's Antarctic fiction for travellers to read before, during or after their visit.

Armchair travellers can also gain from reading stories set in the actual locations.  

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Lots of families have parents who work away from home. Mining. Oil rigs. Military.When Dad works in Antarctica for a year, this family keep in touch by e-mail, digital photos and other ways. Fiction, but factually based due to Hazel's Antarctic expedition experience with the Australian Antarctic Division at Casey station.

Antarctic vehicles, wildlife and family 'keeping in touch' rituals are accurately drawn by illustrator Kevin Burgemeestre . Also a useful source for students studying Antarctica.

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Buy your own copy of  Antarctic Dad

 

 

Educational Resources for Teachers

         Click  Teachers Resources Page.

        Hazel's other Antarctic books include  the YA novel Antarctica's Frozen Chosen, a play in Right or Wrong, and the diary 'Antarctic Writer on ice' . Antarctic Close Up provides an historical perspective around a telescope from the 1912 Mawson expedition.

        Available on Kindle are 'Antarctic Dognapping' about STAY, the last dog and 'Shooting Antarctica' an easy to read mystery for adult literacy.

        Visit the Australian Antarctic Division website for links to the actual bases.

        Check out Youtube clip of Hazel reading 'Antarctic Dad'.

        Premiers' Reading Challenge

        Antarctic Dad is listed as approved reading on Premier's Reading Challenges throughout Australia:

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        Reviews and Feedback

        • Aussie Reviews  deals with issues of separation.Tracks dad on a 'wildlife' map.
        • Psychologist Judy Parker's 'Families in Transition' Review.pdf
        • giftednsw.doc  'Antarctic Dad' Review:  Enables boy to feel close to absent father
        • PEARSON MAGAZINE ' My Dad was in East Timor, so I know how the boy feels...Illustrations are big, bright and bold.'
        • 'Loved the Antarctic vehicles, and the penguins.'
        • 'Useful curriculum resource when studying Antarctica.'


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            Private online mentoring 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

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            OCTOBER  

            Oct 19th  9.30-10.15  -YABBA  

            Oct 29th 11am  SWW  Launch Sparx  

            NOVEMBER

            Nov 4th  6.30 pm SWW  Nance Donkin Award

            Nov 10th :  Judge: SWW National Writing Competition. Sydney Zoom.

            2022

            January

            Jan 11th (Tues) 10am  U3A Nunawading Summer School 'Non- Boring Writing'

            MAY

            May 8th (Sunday) 10am-4pm 'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir' Writers Victoria.


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