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Is part of Extreme Adventures Justin D'Ath 2005- series - author children's fiction
Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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'Sam Fox is on holidays with his family in Antarctica when their ski plane crashes on the ice. As the unstable iceshelf cracks apart, Sam and his younger brother become separated from the rest of the group. Before long, they're stranded on a wobbly icefloe. Just when it seems things couldn't get any worse, a massive creature emerges from the deep. A creature with huge jaws, and rows and rows of enormous teeth...' (Publishers' blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2008 .
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      Extent: 140p.
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      • Publication date: 3 March 2008.
      ISBN: 9780143303206 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Between the Ice Floes : Imagining Gender, Fear, and Safety in Antarctic Literature for Young Adults Caroline Campbell , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: International Research in Children's Literature , December vol. 5 no. 2 2012; (p. 151-166)

'Ever since first imagined as a site of adventure, discovery and conquest, Antarctica, the southernmost continent, has continued to act as a powerful geographical metaphor for physical, mental and emotional transformation and transubstantiation. The discursive representation of its desolate, ice-bound landscape and its iconic creatures in image and text is a familiar one. The transmedial representation of the heroic explorer walking out into the white unknown in search of international fame and glory, and ultimate death, is even more a familiar. Antarctic adventure narratives for young adult readers have routinely centred on the male hero as the continent's sole mythic figure. The gendering of the ice, and society's growing concern with environmental sustainability, and the ethics of ecological ownership and resource depletion has resulted in a reframing of this gendered determinism. As a consequence this sub-genre of adventure literature is shifting to accommodate this new environmental perspective. The outcome is a strategic rearranging of heroic types and ironic critique of the passions and utopian ideals informing early narratives of Antarctic exploration and discovery.' (Publication abstract)

Books Children's Jane Fynes-Clinton , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 - 13 April 2008; (p. 25)

— Review of Killer Whale Justin D'Ath 2008 single work children's fiction
Books Children's Jane Fynes-Clinton , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 - 13 April 2008; (p. 25)

— Review of Killer Whale Justin D'Ath 2008 single work children's fiction
Between the Ice Floes : Imagining Gender, Fear, and Safety in Antarctic Literature for Young Adults Caroline Campbell , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: International Research in Children's Literature , December vol. 5 no. 2 2012; (p. 151-166)

'Ever since first imagined as a site of adventure, discovery and conquest, Antarctica, the southernmost continent, has continued to act as a powerful geographical metaphor for physical, mental and emotional transformation and transubstantiation. The discursive representation of its desolate, ice-bound landscape and its iconic creatures in image and text is a familiar one. The transmedial representation of the heroic explorer walking out into the white unknown in search of international fame and glory, and ultimate death, is even more a familiar. Antarctic adventure narratives for young adult readers have routinely centred on the male hero as the continent's sole mythic figure. The gendering of the ice, and society's growing concern with environmental sustainability, and the ethics of ecological ownership and resource depletion has resulted in a reframing of this gendered determinism. As a consequence this sub-genre of adventure literature is shifting to accommodate this new environmental perspective. The outcome is a strategic rearranging of heroic types and ironic critique of the passions and utopian ideals informing early narratives of Antarctic exploration and discovery.' (Publication abstract)

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