This biography introduces young readers to the life of American explorer Robert Peary. Readers learn about Peary's childhood, education, and family life. The book explains how explorer Elisha Kent Kane's books about his Arctic travels influenced Peary. Also discussed is Peary's work as a draftsman with the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey and his service in the U.S. Navy. Engaging text details Peary's numerous explorations to Greenland and how the native Inuit taught him survival skills. Readers discover that Peary led the first expedition to reach the North Pole, but that a man named Dr. Frederick Cook claimed that he had reached the North Pole first. Full-color photos, a map, an index, a timeline, discussion questions, bold glossary terms, and phonetics accompany easy-to-read text.