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Arctic Explorer

Arctic Explorer

ARCTIC EXPLORER – A biography of Matthew Henson

Written by Jeri Chase Ferris
Published by Twenty-First Century Books, Lerner Books, Minneapolis
First published in 1989, now in its 19th printing

A Carter G. Woodson Outstanding Merit Book

A National Science Teachers Association/Children’s Book Council Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children

A National Council for the Social Studies Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies

On the Sequoyah Children’s Book Award Masterlist

California Readers Collection

A Society of School Librarians International Outstanding Elementary Science Book

“A jewel of an adventure story.” School Library Journal

Available at Barnes & Noble and on Amazon

"... gripping chronicle ... vividly re-creates scenes ... A solid asset for research on explorers and in black studies courses." - Booklist

What did Robert Peary do to Matthew Henson on the day they stood at the North Pole of the earth? Why was Peary named THE discoverer of the North Pole? Why wasn't Matthew Henson included? And then what?

This is a terrific, exciting survival story – and best of all, it really happened


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