Winter 2023, Viking/Penguin Random House, TBD pp
At the turn of the 20th century, Antarctica is the last unexplored continent. The ice is unforgiving. It can break the human spirit. It takes many men willing to face hardship, danger, and years away from home to journey to this uncharted end of the earth. This is the story of one. His name is Tom Crean.
The Indestructible Tom Crean reveals the true story of Crean’s most famous expeditions: the Discovery, Terra Nova, and Endurance. His days were full of hauling sleds, trudging miles over ice shelves, or drifting on ice floes, but when the Endurance became trapped, it was up to Crean and two other men to find help. After sailing a lifeboat through the most violent seas in the world and crossing an unknown glacial range on frostbitten feet, Crean always kept going. And thanks to his bravery, he saved his entire crew. Through dazzling mapwork and vivid illustrations, Jennifer Thermes brings a formidable landscape and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration to life.