Marie Ahnighito Peary - Children of the Arctic
Children of the Arctic
The Snow Baby and Her Mother are Marie Peary and Josephine Peary -- this is the real-life account of the Peary family's visits to Greenland, to visit "Daddy", Admiral Peary, the famous American explorer and air pioneer.Admiral Peary was internationally famous for his explorations of the Arctic and the North Pole.The author, Josephine Diebitsch Peary, was the wife of Admiral Peary. Their daughter, Marie Ahnighito, was born in Greenland and became known world wide as the Snow Baby. She was the first white child born that far north.The book provides full details of several visits to Greenland in 1900 and 1902, when Snowbaby was 6 and 9 years old. Mrs. Peary provides colorful details of the daily life of the Eskimo / Inuit people, and of their travel adventures. Also included are entries from her travel diary.