Equal parts illuminating and terrifying, 'Ungava Bob' is based on the real-life story of the first fur trading post in Ungava Bay. The novel follows a group of European explorers in their journey far north and details their grisly interactions with Native American and Esquimaux tribes intending to protect their land. Ballantyne's lively storytelling and unique settings are perfect for fans of Jack London.
Robert Michael Ballantyne (1825 — 1894) was a Scottish author. Born into a family of famous printers and publishers, his expertise was juvenile fiction, and he wrote over 100 hugely successful books in this genre. The most notable of these include ‘The Coral Island’, ‘The Eagle Cliff’, and ‘The Gorilla Hunters’. Famed for his tendency to fully immerse himself into the environment of whichever story he was working on, his lively prose is unmissable for those who enjoyed Matt Haig’s ‘The Midnight Library’.