Race to the Frozen North

The Matthew Henson Story

Catherine Johnson
AUD $11.99
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A fascinating and 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.

Author bio:

Catherine Johnson is a screenwriter and best-selling author of several books for children and young adults. Her acclaimed novel Sawbones won the Young Quills Award for Historical Fiction, and her most recent book The Curious Tale of the Lady Caraboo, was nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the YA Book Prize. Catherine has been a Writer in Residence at Holloway Prison, a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at the London institute and has mentored writers in Africa for the British Council.

Category: Children’s & educational
ISBN: 9781781128404
Publisher: Faber Factory
Imprint: Barrington Stoke
Pub Date: October 2018
Page Extent: 104
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 8 - 12
Subject: Children's, Teenage & educational