Stefan Derksen's Polar
Time: 1674-1675 Fiction
Retail Price: US$11.95
by Piet Prins
One of the sailors, who was known to be a good
shot, decided to try to hit the bear while they were still in the boat. But because his footing was unsteady, he
almost missed. The polar bear suffered only a light flesh wound. Before the sailor had time to take a second shot,
the gray-white monster, enraged with pain, threw itself into the sea and began swimming toward the
The sailor tried to shoot again, but the gun
misfired. It seemed only seconds, and the angry animal had reached the boat. It laid its front paws on the edge and
tried to climb in.
Once again Piet Prins has given us an outstanding
novel. Follow Stefan’s adventure as he runs away from his cruel uncle the cobbler and joins the men aboard the
whaling ship the Sea Dragon.
Hunting whales, encountering ferocious polar bears, storms and fog, dealing with sickness and hunger, floating
adrift and shipwreck, all become part of Stefan Derksen’s polar adventure. It is an adventure full of distress and
surprise. Will Stefan ever return home to his mother?