The Snow Baby: A True Story with True Pictures

The Snow Baby: A True Story with True Pictures

by Josephine Diebitsch Peary



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The Snow Baby: A True Story with True Pictures by Josephine Diebitsch Peary

A review from Kindergarten Review, Volume 12:

Many young children have become so well acquainted with Agoonack, the typical little Eskimo girl, that they are prepared to give an understanding welcome to this true story of the Peary baby, with its pictures taken from life and from the scenes described. The welcome will not be regretted upon further acquaintance with the book, for it tells a happy, graphic story of the "Snow Baby's" life in the northern land that will fascinate many a child reader. Through sympathetic interest, first in little Marie in the strange country with its long night, and then in "Billy-bah"-the twelve-year-old Eskimo girl who came to America on a visit - in the (to her) strange country of short days and short nights, the children will gain much more than the geographical knowledge which this book gives them so vividly. Whoever reads The Snow Baby aloud for a child's pleasure, will find himself reading for his own pleasure, too, before many leaves have been turned. The profuse supply of pictures and the clear black print of the book give it additional attraction.

A review from The Phrenological Journal and Science of Health, Volumes 113-114:

This is the name that the Esquimaux gave to little Miss Peary, and Mrs. Joseph D. Peary has written a delightful account of her little daughter who was born far in the north, and whose early months were spent near the North Pole. She explained the Esquimaux term for "The Snow Baby," which is "Aphoomikaninny," and gives an account of the strange huts of skin and wood in which they live, of the dogs and queer animals which were her playmates, of the brown-faced men and women and children, who gaped in wonder at the little white baby. She gives an interesting account of the long Arctic night which lasts for months, when the sun never rises. That little Miss Peary was a pet of the White Man's expedition is not to be wondered at. There are many photographs of the Arctic life which illustrate this remarkable book.

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ISBN-13: 9781495438851
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/04/2014
Pages: 86
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.18(d)

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