The son of a City banker, Tom Avery has lived in Sussex, Rio de Janeiro and Paris. He attended Harrow school and his travels have led him to the Andes, Patagonia, and South and North Poles.
The story of the record-breaking British expedition to the South Pole. This is written in diary form and builds tension while also reflecting on other madmen … sorry, adventurers. It’s gripping stuff.
Jamie and Ned are twins. They do everything together: riding their bikes, beachcombing outside their house, watching their favourite episodes of Star Trek. But Ned is sick, and one day, he may leave Jamie behind. When they discover a strange creature on the beach, Ned wants one more adventure and decides to keep him secretly in their garage. But Jamie begins to hope that the creature might bring some miracle, and stop his brother from going where he can no longer follow . . .
My name is Kaia. I'm frozen because of what happened. I'm trapped because of what I saw. Can someone help me to grow again? Kaia is frozen when her brother dies, but can an unexpected friend help her to grow again?
It' s Father, my brother said. He' s in trouble. We' ve got to get him. Prince and Emmanuel are stunned to hear that someone who says she' s their mother is looking for them. Can it really be her, after four long years of separation? The boys are scared and suspicious. And then there' s another shock - they learn that their father is trapped in Tanzania, blackmailed by gangsters to pay off an impossible debt. The boys make a big decision - somehow they must find the money to get to Africa, bring their father home and reunite their family. Even if it means going back to stealing...
Get out, Emmanuel! growled my uncle. Take your brother and go. But where can two boys go when they're on their own, on the run, with little money or food? All 12-year-old Emmanuel knows is that he has to look after Prince. They were his father's last words to him. On the train to London, Em and Prince have no idea where they will end up - but then they meet the mysterious Mr Green and his friends . And that's when things start to spin out of control...
The electrifying true story of a race against time to solve the greatest mystery of polar exploration. Facing some of the most hostile terrain on the planet, how did Arctic pioneer Robert Peary travel 413km in just 37 days to reach the North Pole with only dogs and wooden sleds as his transportation? 100 years later, British explorer Tom Avery and his team set themselves against the elements to recreate Peary's journey, risking their lives to break the record and rewrite history. 'Avery's account of his remarkable journey is gripping stuff' - Daily Telegraph 'Quite breathtaking'- Sir Ranulph Fiennes 'To the End of the Earth is not just about human endurance: in an extraordinary way it's also about re-defining history.' - Dame Ellen MacArthur
April 2009 is the one-hundredth anniversary of perhaps the greatest controversy in the history of exploration. Did U.S. Naval Commander Robert Peary and his team dogsled to the North Pole in thirty-seven days in 1909? Or, as has been challenged, was this speed impossible, and was he a cheat? In 2005, polar explorer Tom Avery and his team set out to recreate this 100-year-old journey, using the same equipment as Peary, to prove that Peary had indeed done what he had claimed and discovered the North Pole. Navigating treacherous pressure ridges, deadly channels of open water, bitterly cold temperatures, and traveling in a similar style to Peary's with dog teams and replica wooden sledges bound together with cord, Avery tells the story of how his team covered 413 nautical miles to the North Pole in thirty-six days and twenty-two hours-some four hours faster than Peary. Weaving fascinating polar exploration history with thrilling extreme adventure, this is Avery's story of how he and his team nearly gave their lives proving Peary told the truth.