Fireside Tales – Chapter Six

It’s here! We’ve arrived at the sixth and final part of Simon and Penguin’s Fireside Tales.

You can find chapter one here, chapter two here, chapter three here,chapter four here and chapter five here. If you haven’t watched them yet, it won’t take you long to catch up.

You can download the transcript with a glossary so you can follow as you listen. After you have watched the video, use the quiz to test your understanding.

In chapter five, Simon explained how biologist Edward Wilson and his companions Bowers and Garrard carried three precious penguin eggs 108 kilometres back through the Antarctic winter and arrived safety at their base camp. Although it was the end of the ‘worst Journey in the world’, it wasn’t quite the end of the story. In chapter six, Simon tells what happened next.

Chapter Six – Bringing the Story Up-To-Date


How well did you understand the story so far?

Try and answer these questions. You can watch the video again.

1. Only one person survived the “worst journey” and returned safely to Britain. Who was it?

  1. Cherry Garrard
  2. Roald Amundsen
  3. Edward Wilson
  4. Henry Bowers

2. Cherry Garrard reached the South Pole.

  1. True
  2. False

3. Penguins are the evolutionary link between dinosaurs and birds.

  1. True
  2. False

4. Emperor Penguins are safe because they live a long way from humans.

  1. True
  2. False


DOWNLOAD  Transcript and glossary (pdf)

DOWNLOAD  Quiz (pdf)




1a, 2b, 3b, 4b



We hope you enjoyed this Fireside Tale. We are hard at work on the next series and expect to start publishing it near the end of the year.

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