Written by Deborah Hopkinson
Illustrated by Stephen Alcorn
Many are unaware that when Richard Peary discovered the North Pole, he was not alone. Fellow explorer, Matthew Henson, co-discoverer of the North Pole, kept on, even “in the face of storms of wind and snow that it is impossible for you to imagine.”
This book tells the story of his and Peary’s grueling, 1909 Arctic exhibition and ultimate discovery. I was most intrigued by the commentary at the end of the book that chronicles Henson’s life and accomplishments. There is even a resource page with websites/books/etc about Matthew Henson.