This exciting book about hard work and courage was a bit more of a challenge than I was expecting but it grabbed my attention and kept me wondering what was going to happen next in every chapter. It would be great for higher reading levels or even as a read aloud with a parent.
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 you for bringing these people out of the unknown for us.
My oldest daughter read this book as part of her high school language arts studies. It was so fun to talk with her about the brave men and the creative ways they persisted in their goals.
The adventures of three Arctic explorers—Fridtjof Nansen, Robert Edwin Peary, and Matthew A. Henson—are told in this compilation of biographical and autobiographical stories. These fascinating and inspiring accounts are packed with excitement and educational value. Why will the explorers die if they eat the snow when they are thirsty? Why was it sometimes necessary to blow up the ice to save their lives? What explorer lost all of his toes except for one due to frostbite?
This book is integrated with the High School 1 Language Arts Course and is included in the High School 1 Course Set.
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