Race to the frozen north : the Matthew Henson story
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More
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+
5AJ Interest age: from c 8 years, 5AR For reluctant readers (children), YFC Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), YFY True stories (Children's / Teenage), YXN Personal & social issues: racism & multiculturalism (Children's / Teenage)