The Giant of the North, also known as Pokings Round the Pole, is a novel written by R. M. Ballantyne and first published in 1882.
In this story, Captain Vane along with his son Bejamin and his nephews Leo and Alf set out in search of the North Pole. Obviously this will not be an easy task and it will also be complicated when their ship gets trapped in the Arctic ice.
The youngsters will try to overcome these adventures under extreme cold in the frozen tundra and the icy waters of the Arctic Sea. They will meet Eskimo peoples, including the giant Eskimo Screekinbroot, and their customs and way of life.
The story will even have a surprise with the discovery of an Eskimo elder who will have a relationship with the main characters...
The book explores the discovery of the North Pole before it actually happened, so the details of the exploration are totally fictitious. Still, it presents some quite interesting conjectures and highlights the author's great imagination.
7 hours 53 minutes (94747 words)
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