I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer (Hardcover)

I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer By Carole Boston Weatherford, Eric Velasquez (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Matthew Henson was not meant to lead an ordinary life. His dreams had sails.

They took him from the port of Baltimore, around the world, and north to the pole.

No amount of fear, cold, hunger, or injustice could keep him from tasting adventure and exploring the world.

He learned to survive in the Arctic wilderness, and he stood by Admiral Peary for years on end, all for the sake of his goal.

And finally, after decades of facing danger and defying the odds, he reached the North Pole and made history.

At last, Henson had proved himself as an explorer-and as a man.

About the Author

Carole Boston Weatherford is the award-winning author of more than 50 books of poetry, nonfiction, and children's literature. She resides in North Carolina where she teaches at Fayetteville State University. She is the author of three Caldecott Honor Books, including Freedom in Congo Square.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802796882
ISBN-10: 0802796885
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Publication Date: January 1st, 2008
Pages: 32
Language: English