Into the eternal ice

  • North Pole and South Pole in one year
  • Agata Loth-Ignaciuk & Bartłomiej Ignaciuk
  • International Children's Book Festival, Literature, Program for children

A nearly 1,000-kilometer march into the eternal ice, at up to minus 50 degrees. All luggage on a sled. Despite all the hardships, on and on to the destination: the Pole. The Polish adventurer Marek Kaminski accomplished this feat twice in the same year, when he reached both the North and South Poles completely alone. A unique achievement to this day!

This book tells a gripping story and provides lots of amazing information about the Arctic and Antarctic. The expressive illustrations let us literally hear the crashing of the shattering ice floes and feel the biting cold. A book for the polar explorers of tomorrow! It has been nominated for the German Youth Literature Award 2023.

Agata Loth-Ignaciuk, born in 1973, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Her main subject is ecology, which she aims to introduce to children in an entertaining way in her books.

Bartłomiej Ignaciuk, born in 1972, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk. In addition to his work as an illustrator, he directs plays.

The program is free of charge. Registration is not necessary.

Language: German/English/Polish
Duration: about 3 hours
Age recommendation: 10 years and older

In the framework of the International Children’s Book Festival

In cooperation with the Association for Polish Culture and Education “Wawel” e. V.

Foto: Martin Fuchs /

Admission is free.