Cononley Primary: Race to the Frozen North : The Matthew Henson Story
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A thrilling fictionalised account of the life of Matthew Henson, the first African-American man to travel to the North Pole, from the Carnegie nominated author Catherine Johnson. 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+