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  • ISBN: 1524717746
  • ISBN: 9781524717742
  • ISBN: 152471772X
  • ISBN: 9781524717728
  • ISBN: 1524717711
  • ISBN: 9781524717711
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Books for Young Readers, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Freya, a penguin, and Zoose, a mouse, become friends while stowaways on Salomon August Andreé's 1897 hot air balloon expedition to the North Pole.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 November #1
    First-time author Butler circumvents the fact that there are no penguins in the Arctic by delivering one there via hot-air balloon. Freya has an adventurer's heart, a passion stoked by her beloved book, Hints to Lady Travelers; but her careful preparations for stowing away in the hot-air-balloon basket of a human expedition to the North Pole are thrown off when another passenger appears in her hiding place—a street-smart mouse named Zoose. Their odd-couple dynamic is instantly entertaining and deepens into friendship as they face life-threatening challenges in a hostile, frozen landscape. Thermes' frequent whimsical illustrations help soften some of the story's more harrowing moments. A word of caution, however (spoiler alert!): this is an ill-fated expedition, and one gutsy scene shows the last remaining human seated with a shotgun in his lap, which Zoose euphemistically describes as meeting death halfway. Young readers will likely have questions about this, and sensitive children will certainly be troubled. Nevertheless, this is a confident and sophisticated debut that will appeal to adventure-loving kids undeterred by nature's harsher side. Grades 3-5. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Emily Butler is the eldest of seven children and grew up hiding behind the sofa so that she could read her books in peace and quiet. (It was never quiet.) She finished high school in Brazil, worked on a kibbutz in Israel, practiced law in New York City, catered weddings in London--and was never without a book in her backpack or briefcase. Emily recently moved to Utah with her husband. They live in an old house that is stuffed to the gills with three lovely but disobedient children, and every sort of book.

Jennifer Thermes is an acclaimed children's book author, illustrator, and map illustrator. Her books have received a starred review from Kirkus and been included in several Bank Street College lists. She lives and works in an eighteenth-century farmhouse in Connecticut, where occasional visiting mice obligingly pose for drawings. Jennifer is fascinated by nature, history, and the idea of traveling in a balloon.

Subject: Arctic regions Fiction
Mice Fiction
Penguins Fiction
Explorers Fiction
Hot air balloons Fiction
Stowaways Fiction
Adventure and adventurers Fiction
Andrée, Salomon August 1854-1897 Fiction
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