Twelve-year-old Victoria Von Woolf is a future astronomer trapped on the wrong planet--or at least the wrong continent. In the world she lives in, her parents have split up, her classmates tease her for being a science nerd, and the murky sky over New York City hardly ever reveals a single star. She wishes she could disappear into a black hole, and swirl through spacetime to another life. So when an opportunity comes up for her to travel to Antarctica as the child star of Wild X-plorer's next on-line video, she can't wait. It's been her dream to become a scientist and study at the South Pole, and this is a great first step. But Victoria soon realizes that the intentions of the journey's sponsors aren't quite as clear as the polar sky. Can she find a way to rescue a murky mission and an endangered wilderness?
Used availability for Lucy Jane Bledsoe's The Antarctic Scoop
October 2003 : USA Hardback