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Giant of the North

Giant of the North

Pokings Round the Pole

by R. M. Ballantyne
Publisher: Vision Forum
Library Binding, 411 pages
Current Retail Price: $22.00

Historical Setting: Arctic Regions, North Pole

This is the tale of a giant Eskimo, Screekinbroot, also called Chingatok. Journey with our young heroes into the frozen tundra and icy waters of the North Pole regions for encounters with Eskimo peoples and to learn about their life and what it is like when the "Kabiunets" comes to the Arctic.

Captain Vane, his son Benjamin, and his two nephews Leo and Alf come in search of the North Pole. When their ship, The White Bear, gets stuck in the ice, the party of mariners face icy adventures and, in the end, "discover" the North Pole. (This was written before the Pole actually had been discovered.) There they find an old man whose ancestor was John MackIntosh (one of the sailors of Captain Henry Hudson), who had journeyed to the north pole, married, and had children, one of whom was this old man.

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