The Looking Glass : New Perspectives on Children's Literature, Vol 11, No 3 (2007)

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Writer on Ice: writing styles and serendipity

Hazel Edwards

Abstract


In 2000 Hazel Edwards was a recipient of the Australian Antarctic Division's Humanities Program berth that took her on the polar resupply voyage to Casey station, Antarctica in 2001. 

A wide range of cross-media stories for children and adults have resulted, exploring Antarctica and its effect on people.  They all reflect the fascination Hazel found in the range of media, perspectives and voices involved in Antarctica’s ‘special mystique as the last eco-frontier for explorers, scientists, romantics and writers’.  From the e-mail links to keep expeditioner families in touch during remote winters, to formal research on vehicles, icebergs and wildlife, to personal journals from the edge of survival, the high-tech modern is combined with the traditions of the frontier.

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The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature

ISBN 1551-5680