Friday, November 16, 2018

The Polar Bear Explorers' Club by Alex Bell

She wants to go on an expedition with her father but girls are not allowed.  He refuses to take her until her aunt wants to send her to finishing school.  She's got her scheduled to start as soon as Felix leaves.  He tells her no and foils that plan by taking Stella with him.  She is going on the expedition!

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.

Stella has no idea how exciting and scary this trip will be.  When her father is bedridden by seasickness, she wanders the ship and finds herself around a bunch of caged wolves.  Her trip is almost cut short by a storm they enter.  She gets thrown overboard!

There are three other young adults on the trip.  One is a friend from home, one is the wolf whisperer, and the other is a member of the Squid Explorers and he's not very friendly or nice.  She decides she doesn't like him.  But when they get separated from the adults because the Squid wolf squad is not very well trained, they just have themselves to depend on.

They meet frost fairies, find an ice palace, get chased by a Yeti, and visit a bandit's tavern.  There are plenty of adventures and, in time, a friendship builds between all of them.

This middle grade book will hold reader's attention and has enough excitement to make it a fun read.  Share it with your young one and I won't tell if you read it, too.

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