This little biography tells the inspirational story of Ernest Shackleton, the fearless Antarctic explorer. Growing up, Ernest longed for a life of adventure and joined the Merchant Navy. Later, he joined an expedition to try to reach the South Pole for the first time in history. Although he had to go home early, he never gave up. His own expeditions set new records for the closest anyone had ever been to the South Pole, and he is remembered now as a courageous and inspirational leader.