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The Snow Baby

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

Katherine Kirkpatrick


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Paperback (7/16/2008)


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. A Booklist Editors' Choice Book    A Booklist Top 10 Biography for YouthAn Orbis Pictus Award Recommended TitleA Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice BookA James Madison Book Award Honor Book

Holiday House, 9780823419739, 48pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2007

About the Author

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.