How to Survive in Antarctica

Zip up your jacket! Grab your binoculars! How to Survive in Antarctica is a cross between a survival guide and a travel guide for kids, giving lots of hands-on information about spending time on the ice continent. This book will tell you how to build a snow shelter, what to do if you fall in a crevasse, as well as how to identify whale spouts and penguin species.

Bledsoe includes lots of first hand stories about her own adventures, as well as short nuggets about the lives of people and other animals who live and work in Antarctica. Lots of photos!

"Thrilling adventure, bringing close the amazing science and geography as well as the gritty facts of human survival in the frigid environment...a fascinating journey to a little known and understood place." -- Booklist

"Bledsoe's enthusiasm for the wonders of Antarctica is absolutely contagious." -- VOYA

"Endlessly engaging." -- East Bay Express

Selected Works

Fiction
Three women--a composer, a galley cook, and a climate change geologist--take jobs in Antarctica where they fall in love and into trouble.
A moment of simultaneous grace and injustice leads to the unraveling of three lives.
Two sisters unveil the truth about their brother's disappearance.
Lori, an adult bicycle mechanic, learns to read -- and much more.
Sports and adventure stories.
Nonfiction
For Kids
Armchair travel to Antarctica.
Victoria saves an endangered continent.
River wants to make the WNBA!
A mountain lion prowls into an urban neighborhood.
Two girls survive in a mountain storm.