Ty wakes up to a winter Wonderland. He and his mother venture out to the “North Pole” and see many marvelous things. Sparkling Christmas trees. Waving snowmen.
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."
Amadi does not understand why his mother insists on him learning to read. But, once he questions another boy (who can read) about his book with the strange white animal with a carrot nose, he realizes the value and benefits of being able to read.
This is a picture biography of North Pole explorer, Matthew Henson. The book tells the story of Henson, from working as an orphaned cabin boy to planting the American flag at the North Pole along side four Eskimos and Admiral Robert Peary.
This book is about a young boy and the first ten days of winter. Each day brings a special gift that he uses to make the best snowman ever!