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The Giant of the North by Robert Michael Ballantyne Chingatok was a native dweller in the Arctic regions. He was no ordinary Eskimo; he was a giant in the truest sense. He grew up like any other Eskimo, hearing stories about those regions that were not all snow and ice like his own country. Instead of being content to just hear about them, he decided to take a party of Eskimos and go and see them himself. On reaching the coast, he encounters a British ship and agrees to accompany its captain, Captain Vane, and part of its crew to the North Pole. Thus begins an incredible journey with adventures from a wild, uncontrolled ride on a kite-pulled sledge, to blowing up an iceberg with dynamite, to defeating a polar bear single-handedly without a gun or knife. This enthralling tale of bravery, comradery, and perserverence is really a page-turner! A great read! ~ GlobeReacher
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens reviewed by Elizabeth Niebel Set amidst the turmoil of the corrupt governments of England and France, this story begins in 1775 with the release of Alexandre Manette who has unjustly been in prison for the past eighteen years. He is reunited with his eighteen-year-old daughter, Lucie Manette, who believed herself an orphan. Though Monsieur Manette gladly adjusts to leading a normal life again, he is haunted by the thought of something he cannot remember. Charles Darnay is a French heir to much wealth, which he does not claim, due to the means by which it was acquired. Rather, he has chosen to earn his living by teaching, and in kindnesses to others, attempt to repair the wrongs incurred by his family. In one such instance of kindness, he meets the Manettes; their acquaintance grows into friendship throughout further meetings. Darnay's renunciation of wealth and position in France, donning a false name in England, and traffic between the two countries...
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