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.
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.