Just looking at the cover of the latest entry in this excellent series makes me smile. Young Ernest invites young readers into his world in this well illustrated book.
Children learn early on that Ernest’s family had lived in the same village for over 150 years! How far away did his interest in exploration take him? How did he do it? Well, the author notes that Shackleton had four important qualities that would serve him well; optimism, patience, idealism and courage. He also knew that it was important for people to work as a team. Off Shackleton went one day with men, dogs and more including a cat named Mrs. Chippy to go on an amazing voyage. Readers learn that there was adversity and a need for courage in the journey. How did it end? Readers will enjoy finding out!
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review. This book is an inspiring entry for youngsters who dream of adventure.
pub date: September 1, 2020