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

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

By Katherine Kirkpatrick

Holiday House, 9780823419739, 50pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2007

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Description

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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