Snow Baby: The Arctic Childhood of Admiral Robert E. Peary's Daring Daughter

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Holiday House, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 50 pages
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Born in a two-room, tar-paper-covered house in the far north of Greenland, Marie Ahnighito Peary was destined to have an exciting childhood. Her parents, the famous explorer Robert E. Peary and Josephine Peary, had shocked Victorian society by starting their family so far away from “civilization.” Fair-skinned children were so rare in the far North that the local Inuit called Marie “Snow Baby.” Map, time line, bibliography, index.

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Review: Snow Baby: The Arctic Childhood of Admiral Robert E. Peary's Daring Daughter

User Review  - Aleisa - Goodreads

A fascinating look at a part of history I knew nothing about, this book is also a fascinating look at a remarkable family and group of people whose courage, fortitude, and determination is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bridgid - Goodreads

Great use of primary sources to tell an exciting story. Kirkpatrick uses sensitivity to describe relationship between Peary and indigenous people. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Katherine Kirkpatrick is the author of fiction and nonfiction books for young readers, all reflecting her fascination with history. These include The Snow Baby and Redcoats and Petticoats. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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