Women Explorers : Perils, Pistols, and Petticoats!
Meet ten inspiring women whose passions for exploration made them push the boundaries Though most people have heard of explorers like Henry Hudson and Christopher Columbus, few have heard names like Nellie Cashman and Annie Smith Peck. Unfortunately, most of the brave women explorers have never made it into history books because they lived in times when it was taboo for women to go off on their own. Luckily, the daring women in this book didn't let those taboos slow them down as they climbed treacherous mountains, studied Aboriginal cultures, and lived with Pygmy tribes! With engaging text and bold illustrations, Women Explorers will finally properly introduce these adventurous women to the world.
- Paperback | 48 pages
- 203 x 251 x 5mm | 136g
- 01 Dec 2015
- Penguin Putnam Inc
- Penguin USA
- New York, NY, United States
- Illustrations, unspecified
"The figures included in the book are worth remembering not just because they were women but because they were remarkable adventure-seekers and barrier-breakers."--Booklist
About Julia Cummins
Julie Cummins was the coordinator of children's services for the New York Public Library for several years. Her previous book with Cheryl Harness, Women Daredevils, received two starred reviews. She lives in Canandaigua, New York.