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+
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 10 mm
"If it doesn't make you angry you haven't read it properly" -- Fleur Hitchcock
"Matthew Henson's life plays out like a story ... This book really highlights our ignorance in not recognising sooner his incredible plight in defying the odds, breaking boundaries, fighting prejudice and becoming a true black pioneer" -- Scott Evans, The Reader Teacher
"Wonderful ... Uncovering the forgotten and hidden histories of those who have been marginalised is a serious and necessary undertaking and this book is a great addition to that genre" -- The Letterpress Project
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