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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User Review  - ulindsay - LibraryThing

This is a neat book to teach history in a new way. The fact that it's all centered around a young girl makes it more approachable to young readers. I know I would have liked this story had I read it growing up. This is a great book for teaching kids about different cultures and climates! Read full review

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The Snow Baby: The Arctic Childhood of Admiral Robert E. Peary's Daring Daughter chronicles the life of Marie Ahnighito Peary, a journey taken through the pages including a plethora of pictures ... 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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