Nine-year-old Sophie Scott is going to Antarctica on an icebreaker with her dad, the ship’s captain. During the voyage to Mawson Station and back, Sophie keeps a diary. She sees icebergs, penguins, seals and whales. She makes new friends, experiences the southern lights and even becomes stranded in a blizzard!

Children’s Laureate Alison Lester travelled to Antarctica as an Antarctic Arts Fellow. Her alter ego, Sophie Scott, goes on the same adventure in a friendly, informative and beautifully presented book that sees the wonder of Antarctica through a child’s eyes.

We are very pleased to welcome Alison Lester to Hobart for the launch of her newest picture book.

Please join us as Simon Estella (Aurora Australis captain) launches Sophie Scott Goes South.

What: Launch of Sophie Scott Goes South
When: Sunday May 27th, 3pm
Where: The Hobart Bookshop
Free event, all welcome.
The Hobart Bookshop