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Matthew Henson

the quest for the North Pole

by Kathleen Olmstead

  • 93 Want to read
  • 24 Currently reading

Published by Sterling Pub. Co. in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Henson, Matthew Alexander, -- 1866-1955 -- Juvenile literature,
  • Explorers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • African American explorers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • North Pole -- Discovery and exploration -- Juvenile literature

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementKathleen Olmstead.
    GenreJuvenile literature., Biography
    SeriesSterling biographies
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsG635.H4 O46 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16897138M
    ISBN 101402744412
    ISBN 109781402744419
    LC Control Number2007048106
    OCLC/WorldCa182553023

      I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer is a biography for fourth grade and up. This book won the Black Eyed Susan Award. This story is about how Matthew Henson accomplished his dreams to become a famous explorer. We learn throughout the story he was the first person to reach the North Pole/5. Get this from a library! Matthew Henson. [Jan Gleiter; Kathleen Thompson; Francis Balistreri] -- Traces the life of the black explorer who accompanied Robert E. Peary in his discovery of the North Pole in

    Social Studies: Matthew Henson at the Top of the World. Social Studies: Matthew Henson at the Top of the World Matthew Henson and the Inuit (p. ) In , Matthew Henson joined Commander Robert E. Peary's expedition. Their goal was to be the first people in history to reach the North Pole.   Matthew Alexander Henson () was an American explorer, who with Robert Peary, has been crediting as the first to reach the North Pole. Born in Maryland, Henson was orphaned at a young age and supported himself through working at a variety of occupations, including as a cabin boy, able seaman, and a store : Civitas Media LLC.

    The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Henson at the North Pole by Matthew A. Henson at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Matthew Alexander Henson, African American explorer who accompanied Robert E. Peary on most of his expeditions, including that to the North Pole in Orphaned as a youth, Henson went to sea at the age of 12 as a cabin boy on the sailing ship Katie Hines. Later, while working in a store in.


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Matthew Henson by Kathleen Olmstead Download PDF EPUB FB2

Help our website financially by purchasing directly from us. If you buy at they take 50% of the sale price. "I was 14 years of age when I first read Dark. Matthew Henson:the quest for the North Pole is an intriging story that goes from birth to death.

In between is a story about a young boy running way from home to a new life and eventually reaching the North pole. The book had many interesting facts that would blow my mind/5. I love a book where you come away with knowledge of someone or something you had absolutely no idea existed.

In I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer, I learned about Matthew Henson, who together with Robert Peary became the first men to reach the North Pole.

I, Matthew Henson is written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Eric Velasquez/5(4). These later revelations render "A Negro Explorer at the North Pole" virtually unusable as a primary reference beyond dates and times.

Still, the book is written in Matthew Henson's voice, and is worth reading if only to know him better. For more information about Matthew Henson, also read Kirk Ward Robinson's "Founding Courage."Cited by: The book gives a good biography of young Matthew Henson, and then showcases his contributions to Peary's arctic exploration.

Deborah Hopkinson gives us a Matthew Henson who is instrumental to the success of the expedition, completely likable, and brilliant at getting the work done. Many outtakes from Henson's own book are included.5/5(3).

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 /5. Matthew A. Henson was born in Charles County, Maryland, United States on August 8, Henson was an African-American, whose parents had been born free. When he was young, he moved with his parents to Washington. Both of his parents had died by the time he was seven.

He was raised by an uncle. Education. National Geographic Extreme Explorer Vol. 3, No. January-February Dolores Johnson, author of the book Onward has written this excellent summary of the amazing struggle Matthew Henson made to reach the North Pole.

Your library may have either the Extreme Explorer magazine, a copy of Onward or they can order them for you.

Matthew Henson was an African-American explorer who discovered the North Pole with Robert E. Peary in —or so they claimed. Learn more at : I finished this young adult book, yesterday, on the African-American explorer, Matthew Henson (famous for "discovering" the North Pole).

This was a decent overview of the man and his biography. I have his autobiography on my shelves right now and I'm looking forward to reading his voice/5. View the profiles of people named Matthew Henson. Join Facebook to connect with Matthew Henson and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power.

The codensed one-volume classic commentary. Originally written inMatthew Henry's six volume Complete Commentary provides an exhaustive look at every. Matthew Henson [National Geographic Learning, National Geographic Learning] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Matthew HensonPrice: $ Discount prices on books by Matthew A Henson, including titles like A Negro Explorer at the North Pole.

Click here for the lowest price. Overview. Explore the concept of "courage" with your class by reading a biography about Matthew Henson, an African-American explorer who overcame hardships and obstacles to accomplished something no one else had done before: He co-discovered the North Pole in Matthew Henson was born ina time when few people traveled more than a few miles from where they were born.

There were no cars zipping down highways, no airplanes zooming over continents and oceans. There was no GPS or Google maps. Parts of the world were still mostly unknown.

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Find more information about: ISBN:   The book documents not only the struggle the ex pedition made to overcome almost in human conditions, but also the difficul ties Henson had back home after the expedition, when Peary's selfishness, Cook's claim that he was the first on the pole, and bigotry undermined Hen son's chances of gaining recognition for his : Michael Gilman.

Matthew became a master of the seas at a young age, but due to his color, not his skill, he could not advance very far.

It was a chance encounter at a clothing store - Matthew as the clerk, Peary as the shopper - that led Matthew all the way to the North Pole. The team of Henson /5(2). Matthew Henson Library Section 3 – Short biographies and grade school to young adult reading level: Note: I have purchased most of these books in order to review them.

They run the gamut of educational requirements from 32 page kids books to the fine, library quality Arctic Explorer by Jeri Ferris. Matthew A. Henson (), who was orphaned at the age of eleven and eventually found employment as a cabin boy on a ship, met Robert Peary in and later served as his assistant on six expeditions over nearly a quarter of a : Skyhorse.My son and I read this book together.

We had never heard of two of the men: Fridtjof Nansen and Matthew Henson; and only a working knowledge of Admiral Peary. Their adventures dominated our conversation for weeks. We even delved deeper into their lives by reading other books and searching out documentaries.

My father even read the book. Thank 5/5(3).This is Matthew Henson's firsthand account of the epic adventure—a dramatic tale of danger, courage, and determination. Hailed by The New York Times as a "really valuable addition" to the literature of polar exploration, and by Commonweal as "fascinating and exciting," Henson's story begins with his early years as a sailor.