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"Hopkinson's (Sweet Land of Liberty) tribute to Matthew Henson, the African-American explorer credited as being the 'co-discoverer' (along with Admiral Robert Peary) of the North Pole in 1909, retells a story gaining traction among picture-book publishers, adding a few welcome embellishments. Henson's own descriptions of the pristine landscape and the Inuit people, who teach him about the 'harsh, cold north,' are peppered throughout Hopkinson's sturdy prose, while Alcorn's (Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells) characteristically stylized illustrations range from images of classic Americana to organic figures in motion against collage-like backdrops of wild weather. In one detail, sled dogs run skyward, like Santa's reindeer, past what we can assume to be northern lights; elsewhere, wind gusts against the explorers in curling, curving lines. Though Henson emerges as idealized, Hopkinson's description of him as 'experienced, resourceful, brave' comes across as well deserved. Ages 6 — 10." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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This riveting account follows African-American explorer Matthew Henson's 1909 journey to the North Pole with Admiral Peary.

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Deborah Hopkinson, September 16, 2009 (view all comments by Deborah Hopkinson)
I am delighted to announce that my book is a winner of a 2009 Oregon Book Award.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781561454730
Author:
Hopkinson, Deborah
Publisher:
Peachtree Publishers
Illustrator:
Alcorn, Stephen
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Arctic regions Discovery and exploration.
Subject:
Explorers -- United States.
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.86x11.56x.44 in. 1.18 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 32 pages Peachtree Publishers - English 9781561454730 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Hopkinson's (Sweet Land of Liberty) tribute to Matthew Henson, the African-American explorer credited as being the 'co-discoverer' (along with Admiral Robert Peary) of the North Pole in 1909, retells a story gaining traction among picture-book publishers, adding a few welcome embellishments. Henson's own descriptions of the pristine landscape and the Inuit people, who teach him about the 'harsh, cold north,' are peppered throughout Hopkinson's sturdy prose, while Alcorn's (Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells) characteristically stylized illustrations range from images of classic Americana to organic figures in motion against collage-like backdrops of wild weather. In one detail, sled dogs run skyward, like Santa's reindeer, past what we can assume to be northern lights; elsewhere, wind gusts against the explorers in curling, curving lines. Though Henson emerges as idealized, Hopkinson's description of him as 'experienced, resourceful, brave' comes across as well deserved. Ages 6 — 10." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , This riveting account follows African-American explorer Matthew Henson's 1909 journey to the North Pole with Admiral Peary.
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