5) Mad White Giant, in which the young Allen ventures offto the wilds of the Amazon and overcomes his ignorance, endures tests of skill and courage, (6) surmounts many obstacles, and survives to return home, clearly fits into such a tradition.
Like Mungo Park, in a number of his journeys Allen loses all, or nearly all, his material possessions and is stranded alone in the jungle (Mad White Giant, Hunting the Gugu, Through Jaguar Eyes).
He is called Mad White Giant, although he encourages the various native peoples he runs into to call him by his preferred nickname Louco Benedito.
One example, in Mad White Giant, occurs when he and some of his native companions come across a group of white Brazilians:
13) After all, the reason that his Carib companions, Yepe and Pim, end up working for Brazilian miners, for example, is because Allen hired them to accompany him on his journey (Mad White Giant 202-203).
I really think that, as well as helping to ease the dangers of global warming, these white giants
add a touch of class to any aspect.
With the new San Diego Zoo app, polar bear fans can watch these white giants
dive and swim around their pool, lounge on the sandy "shore" of their summer tundra exhibit or sit on the rock outcroppings and munch on vegetables - their favorites are carrots.