In 1988, a New Zealand-born explorer, Helen Thayer became the first woman to travel solo to the magnetic North Pole. This journey, which she undertook at an age of 50, along with a Canadian Eskimo dog named Charlie, without any re-supply schedules is one of the most inspiring tales of adventure of twentieth century. The thrills, perils, excitement and brave moments from this expedition are captured beautifully in Helen’s book titled Polar Dream. In this article we introduce both her book and her inspiring tale of adventure to our young readers.
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