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Harper Collins, May 4, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 344 pages
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Chanelle laughed. "You'd never have the guts to get near a polar bear in real life. And you'd never travel that far. You the mamma's boy, I hear."

But Chanelle is wrong. Alvin has more guts than even he realizes. And he isn't a mamma's boy. In fact, when his over protective mother goes too far, he leaves home.

Where can Alvin go, though?

He heads north. He will follow in the footsteps of his hero -- Matthew Henson, the bold Arctic explorer. Alvin will prove that he can take care of himself. Alvin will go north to the deadly cold; north to terrifying, frozen windy expanses, where it's easy to get lost even near shelter; north to polar bears and wolves; north to himself. . . .

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I loved North! This was so vibrent and it kept me interested the whole time! I would recomend this book to anyone-boy or girl.

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This was a great book. I marveled at the detail of the northern lifestyle. It was so interesting and it kept my interest all through out the book. I was so sad at the end when he had to leave to...I better just let you read. It is great and Donna Jo Napoli deserves a reward for this.

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About the author (2004)

Donna Jo Napoli is the author of more than fifty books for children, including many picture books and novels for tweens and teens. Some of her most popular books are Zel, Beast, Ugly, Bound, and Stones in Water. Donna Jo lives in Pennsylvania with her family.