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

ISBN-10: 0152059105
ISBN-13: 9780152059101
Edition: 2014
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Description: You might know that Columbus discovered America, Lewis & Clark headed west with the help of Sacajawea, and Sally Ride blasted into space. But what do you really know about these bold explorers as people? What were they like as kids? What pets or bad  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 8/26/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 96
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

You might know that Columbus discovered America, Lewis & Clark headed west with the help of Sacajawea, and Sally Ride blasted into space. But what do you really know about these bold explorers as people? 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: Discoveries, Disasters (and What the Neighbors Thought) 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.

Kathleen Krull is the author of Fartiste (with Paul Brewer), illustrated by Boris Kulikov, A Woman for President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull, illustrated by Jane Dyer, and Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought), illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt, as well as a number of other acclaimed biographies for young readers. She lives in San Diego, California.

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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