Author(s): Johnson, Catherine, Hickey, Katie,
Date of Publication: 05/09/2018,
Pagination: 104 pages, with black and white vignettes,
Imprint: Barrington Stoke Ltd,
Published By: Barrington Stoke Ltd,
Book Classification: Interest age: from c 8 years, Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage),
Matthew Henson was simply an ordinary man. That was, until Commander Robert E. Peary entered his life, and offered him a chance at true adventure.
Henson would become navigator, craftsman, translator, and right-hand man on a treacherous journey to the North Pole. Defying the odds and the many prejudices that faced him to become a true pioneer. This is his incredible and often untold story.
Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+