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Polar Dream: The Heroic Saga of the First Solo Journey by a Woman and Her Dog to the Pole

Thayer, Helen

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ISBN 10: 0385312628 / ISBN 13: 9780385312622
Published by Delta
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Title: Polar Dream: The Heroic Saga of the First ...

Publisher: Delta


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Everyone told her it couldn't be done...especially by a woman.  But in 1988, fifty-year-old Helen Thayer, accompanied only by her black husky Charlie, became the first woman ever to ski solo to the North Pole.  After overcoming her first obstacle--the unrelenting discouragement she received before setting out--she and Charlie braved brutal temperatures, violent storms, treacherous ice floes, marauding polar bears, and eventually, near starvation. Not only a remarkable adventure story, Polar Dream is also a testament to the intense bond of love and trust that develop between an adventurer and her dog.  Whoever said the North Pole was no place for a woman, especially one without a whole team of sled dogs, didn't know Helen and Charlie.

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"A terrifying chronicle of an extraordinary endeavor."--Booklist

"An exciting story of human endurance and of a remarkable animal."--Publishers Weekly

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