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Women Explorers: Perils, Pistols, and Petticoats

Meet ten inspiring women whose passions for exploration made them push the boundaries

Though most people have heard of explorers like Henry Hudson and Christopher Columbus, few have heard names like Nellie Cashman and Annie Smith Peck. Unfortunately, most of the brave women explorers have never made it into history books because they lived in times when it was taboo for women to go off on their own. Luckily, the daring women in this book didn't let those taboos slow them down as they climbed treacherous mountains, studied Aboriginal cultures, and lived with Pygmy tribes!

With engaging text and bold illustrations, Women Explorers will finally properly introduce these adventurous women to the world.

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"The figures included in the book are worth remembering not just because they were women but because they were remarkable adventure-seekers and barrier-breakers." -- Booklist

"As in Women Daredevils, Cummins masterfully includes interesting details without making the portraits too complicated.... Most of the women are white Americans or Europeans but their travels were as far-ranging as Alaska, the South Pacific, the Andes, Russia, and China. Harness's watercolor paintings are outlined in black, giving the women pictured a sense of strength and determination. The illustrations capture the foreign backgrounds well and help delineate the explorers' travels." -- School Library Journal

Product Details

Recommended Age 7 - 10
Author Julia Cummins
Illustrator Cheryl Harness
ISBN 0147517362
Publication Date Feb 16, 2012
Publisher Dial
Language English