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&nbspand 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&nbspas 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&nbspmen 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&nbspand 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 ti...

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 fa...

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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 "