The Polar Bear Explorer’s Club


On her birthday eve, Stella assails her father, Felix, anew, with her determination to become a member of ‘The Polar Bear Explorer’s Club‘, to join him on his adventures to the Icelands. Tradition and Aunt Agatha forbid it, but neither get in Stella’s way- nor Felix’s.

We are catapulted headlong into a wondrous ice landscape of giant yetis, magical goose eggs, frostbite, wolf shadows, bloodsucking red octopi, fairies….. and truths and temptation for Stella.

This is a rip-roaring, sherbet- dab, sparkling adventure story, that demands to become a favourite of readers who long for a great, classic, imaginative series. Alex Bell has conjured a superb cast of characters and settings that will delight, rather like ice lollies or Christmas wishes. We recommend ‘The Polar Bear Explorer’s Club‘ highly!


The Polar Bear Explorer’s Club

Alex Bell, illustrated by Tomislav Tomic

(Faber & Faber)

Stella is determined to join her father Felix on an expedition to the Icelands as a member of ‘The Polar Bear Explorer’s Club’. However, from  Aunt Agatha, to tradition, defensive shipmates, Frosties, to magic mirrors, Stella has battles ahead in order to fulfil her wish, and seeming ambition. This is a meaty and sparkling adventure story, sure to enrapture keen readers aged from 9 years old. We can’t wait for the next adventure…..

Who knew moustache oil could be so useful on an expedition? 


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