Race to the Frozen North: The Matthew Henson Story - by Catherine Johnson and Katie Hickey
Race to the Frozen North: The Matthew Henson Story
Written by Catherine Johnson
Illustrated by Katie Hickey
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.
When orphan Matthew Henson ran away from his violent stepmother to find a new life in the big city, no one could have predicted that he would become the first man to reach the North Pole. A little luck and a lot of hard work led to a life of adventure on the high seas and in the Arctic, but back home in America his achievements were ignored due to the colour of his skin.
Race to the Frozen North tells his remarkable true story.
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+
Information for Adults from Barrington Stoke: This book has a dyslexia-friendly layout, typeface and paperstock so that even more readers can enjoy it. It has been edited to a reading age of 8. It features a removable ‘super-readable’ sticker.
AR Level – 4.6