Tom Crean's Rabbit : A True Story from Scott's Last Voyage
Publication Date: 1 May 2005
It's very cold in Antarctica, and the Terra Nova is crowded with both men and animals.
Tom the sailor is looking for a quiet and cozy place for his pet rabbit to have her babies. From high in the rigging to down in the hold, the crewman takes readers all through the ship while he searches for a spot where his rabbit can make her nest.
Based on the diaries of men who sailed to the South Pole on board the Terra Nova in 1910 with Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Tom Crean's Rabbit introduces the historic voyage to young readers. Kitchen's stunning illustrations capture the magnificence of the Antarctic landscape and notes in the back of the book provide more information about the expedition and detail the adventures of the book's hero.
About the Author
Meredith Hooper was born in Australia. An Antarctic specialist, she has made several research trips to the continent. In 2000 she was awarded the Antarctica Medal by the US Congress. Her books for Frances Lincoln include The Pebble in my Pocket, which is the only children's book ever to be shortlisted for the Dingle History of Science Book Award.
About the illustrator
Bert Kitchen was born in Liverpool and studied Textile design, drawing and painting at the Central School of Art in London. He is now a full-time author and illustrator of children's books. He lives in London.