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Matthew Henson

Matthew Henson

by B. A. Hoena
Text and photographs describe the life of Matthew Henson, co-discoverer of the North Pole in 1909.


Text and photographs describe the life of Matthew Henson, co-discoverer of the North Pole in 1909.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This simple book from the "First Biographies" series is an excellent introduction to biographies for young students just starting to read on their own. The 24-page book presents Arctic explorer Matthew Henson's life in three stages. The first four pages present Henson's childhood, noting that he was orphaned at an early age and went to work for a ship's captain who taught him how to read. Henson then meets Robert Peary, who asks him along on his exploration of the Arctic. Henson's accomplishments as an author and explorer are duly noted. The controlled vocabulary and short sentence structure are ideal for beginning readers without losing the emotional connection to Henson's life. Included are a table of contents, a glossary, an index and suggestions for further reading and web sites researched by the publisher's staff. Henson's life is interesting enough to draw in young readers; as an initiation to biographies, this book is a great beginning. 2006, Capstone Press, Ages 6 to 9.
—Sharon Oliver

Product Details

Capstone Press
Publication date:
First Biographies Series
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Blake A. Hoena grew up in central Wisconsin, where he wrote stories about robots conquering the moon and trolls lumbering around the woods behind his parents house. He now lives in Minnesota and continues to write about fun things like space aliens and superheroes. Blake has written more than fifty chapter books and graphic novels for children.

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