Arctic Hero by Catherine Johnson


Arctic Hero by Catherine Johnson

This is the incredible tale of Matthew Henson, African-American explorer, and his mission to reach the North Pole. This is a fascinating life, a great adventure and a compelling story of prejudice. Barrington Stoke specialises in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

About the Author

Catherine Johnson was born in London. Her father is Jamaican and her mother, Welsh. After studying film at St. Martin's College, London, she started a family and began to write. Catherine has been Writer in Residence at Holloway Prison, Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at the London Institute and has mentored writers in Africa for the British Council. She has written three books for Oxford University Press - Hero (2001) Stella (2002) and Face Value (2005). Catherine also co-wrote the screenplay for the critically acclaimed film, Bullet Boy, which starred Ashley Walters from So Solid Crew. Catherine lives in London.

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72 pages
Interest Age: 10+


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Publication date

20th February 2008



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