This fascinating installment in the popular Lives of . . . series of collective biographies is full of juicy tidbits about history's greatest explorers.
You might know that Marco Polo traveled the Silk Road, Lewis and 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 plenty of maps and juicy tidbits about everything from favorite foods to first loves, Lives of the Explorers takes readers on a journey across oceans, continents, and beyond, celebrating the wanderlust that has shaped our understanding of the globe.
"Readers will enjoy delving into the exploits of intrepid explorers across time, and, literally, space."
"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."
"A strong addition to middle-grade nonfiction collections."
—School Library Journal
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