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Reading--Antarctic Journal

Antarctic Journal
Antarctic Journal
Vocabulary
anticipation    act of anticipating looking forward to; expectation

continent        one of the seven great masses of land on Earth; The continents are North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Antarctica

convergence   act or process of meeting at a point

depart             to go away; leave

forbidding       causing fear or dislike; looking dangerous or unpleasant

heaves             rises and falls

icebergs           large masses of ice, detached from glacier and floating in the sea

Summary

Jennifer Owings Dewey is given a wonderful opportunity--the chance to see Antarctica for herself. During her four-month trip, Jennifer witnesses the life cycle of penguins, watches orca whales swim by her boat, experiences life without night, and narrowly escapes a dangerous fall into a glacier crevasse.

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