Lives of the Explorers
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Lives of the Explorers : Discoveries, Disasters (and What the Neighbors Thought)

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You might know that Columbus discovered America, Lewis and Clark headed west with Sacajawea, and Sally Ride blasted into space. But what do you really know about these bold explorers? What were they like as kids? What pets or bad habits did they have? And what drove their passion to explore unknown parts of the world? With juicy tidbits about everything from favorite foods to first loves, Lives of the Explorers reveals these fascinating adventurers as both world-changers and real people.

The entertaining style and solid research of the Lives of . . . series of biographies have made it a favorite with families and educators for twenty years. This new volume takes readers through the centuries and across the globe, profiling the men and women whose curiosity and courage have led them to discover our world.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 216 x 262 x 14mm | 579.99g
  • Boston, Singapore
  • English
  • Maps; Illustrations, color
  • 0152059105
  • 9780152059101
  • 893,032

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"Readers will enjoy delving into the exploits of intrepid explorers across time, and, literally, space." --Kirkus

"Hewitt's humorous caricatures, large of head and slight of body, continue to amuse, and the maps included in many entries are a welcome addition." --Bulletin

"A strong addition to middle-grade nonfiction collections." --School Library Journal
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About Kathleen Krull

Kathleen Krull has written much innovative nonfiction for young people, including all of the books in the Lives of . . . series, and has made a chatty, accessible approach to biography her hallmark. She lives in San Diego, California. Visit her website at www.kathleenkrull.com. Kathryn Hewitt's caricatures of famous figures led kids to dub the Lives of . . . series the "Big Head" books. She has illustrated many books for young readers, some of which she also wrote. She lives in Santa Monica, California. Visit her website at www.kathrynhewitt.com.
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