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Exploring the Frozen North
Calgary: Fifth House, 2006. 188 p.
(Pierre Burton's History For Young Canadians)
Ages 9 to 12
Originally published as separate books, Exploring the Frozen North describes the exceptional adventures of the men and women who explored the Canadian Arctic. Pierre Berton portrays with detail and realism these heroic and sometimes tragic stories of early expeditions in northern Canada. Through the accounts of Sir William Edward Parry, Jane Franklin, Elisha Kent Kane and Robert John McClure, Berton relives the great moments of this exciting race to the North Pole. This book, enriched with many archival photographs, reads as a veritable adventure novel.