So you want to be an explorer? What does it take, you ask?To find out, take a look at Judith St. George and David Small s witty collection of some of the best explorers the world has ever known.You know Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus, but what about Mary Kingsley, who studied cannibals in Africa, or cowboy Jim White, who, by mistake, found Carlsbad Caverns?
Full of boundless energy and illustrations you won t forget, this historical jaunt will inspire the explorer in all of us, young and old.
The team behind the Caldecott-winning So You Want to Be President? introduces another all-star cast in So You Want to Be an Explorer? by Judith St. George, illus. by David Small. The duo that presented readers with, in PW's words, "a clever and engrossing approach to the men who have led America" now traverses the globe with territory covered by such luminaries as 13th-century Marco Polo and 19th-century Mary Kingsley (who "looked like a proper lady. But under her long skirts? Men's trousers"), with portraits that are part caricature, part history lesson. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.