The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughreanThe White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean

The White Darkness

byGeraldine McCaughrean

Paperback | December 30, 2008

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Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award!

“Completely gripping.” People

“Dazzling”—The Observer

Geraldine McCaughrean—two-time Carnegie Medalist for Where the World Ends and Pack of Lies—takes readers on a spellbinding journey into the frozen heart of darkness with this lyrical, riveting, and imaginative young adult novel.

Symone ‘Sym’ Wates is not your average teenage girl. She is obsessed with the Antarctic and the brave, romantic figure of Captain Oates from Scott's doomed expedition to the South Pole. In fact, Oates is the secret confidant to whom she spills all her hopes and fears.

But Sym's uncle Victor is even more obsessed—and when he takes her on a dream trip into the bleak Antarctic wilderness, it turns into a nightmarish struggle for survival that will challenge everything she knows and loves.

Geraldine McCaughrean is the Printz Award-winning author of The White Darkness. She has been honored with England's most prestigious children's book award, the Carnegie Medal, and is the only three-time winner ever of the Whitbread Children's Book Award. She also wrote Peter Pan in Scarlet, the first official sequel to the treasured ma...
Title:The White DarknessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 7.12 × 5 × 0.9 inPublished:December 30, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060890371

ISBN - 13:9780060890377

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Editorial Reviews

“This is an amazing work...there is no question that McCaughrean is a fine writer.”