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

Hardcover | August 26, 2014

byKathleen KrullIllustratorKathryn Hewitt

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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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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 tidbit...

Kathleen Krull is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young people, including Lives of the Explorers, Lives of the Musicians, and all other books in this popular series illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt. She is also the author of Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez, illustrated by Yuyi Morales, as well as ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:96 pages, 10.25 × 8.5 × 0.55 inPublished:August 26, 2014Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0152059105

ISBN - 13:9780152059101

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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 "