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Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa
Contributor(s): Brown, Don (Author)

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ISBN: 0618369163     ISBN-13: 9780618369164
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Binding Type: Paperback
Published: August 2003

Annotation: This biography tells the story of the self-educated 19th-century Englishwoman who traveled alone through unexplored West Africa and learned much about the area and its inhabitants. Full color.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Dewey: B
LCCN: 99087823
Age Level: 4-7
Grade Level: Preschool-2
Lexile Measure: 770 AD (Adult Directed Text)
Physical Information: 0.12" H x 10.05" W x 9.95" (0.41 lbs) 32 pages
Features: Bibliography, Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: PW Notes and Reprints 08/25/2003 pg. 67
Publishers Weekly 08/25/2003
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 43954
Reading Level: 4.6   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
Mary Kingsley spent her childhood in a small house on a lonely lane outside London, England. Her mother was bedridden, her father rarely home, and Mary served as housekeeper, handyman, nursemaid, and servant. Not until she was thirty years old did Mary get her chance to explore the world she'd read about in her father's library. In 1893, she arrived in West Africa, where she encountered giant Xying insects, crocodiles, hippos, and brutal heat. Mary endured the hardships of the equatorial country--and thrived.

Contributor Bio(s): Brown, Don: -

Don Brown is the award-winning author and illustrator of many picture book biographies. He has been widely praised for his resonant storytelling and his delicate watercolor paintings that evoke the excitement, humor, pain, and joy of lives lived with passion. School Library Journal has called him "a current pacesetter who has put the finishing touches on the standards for storyographies." He lives in New York with his family.


Instagram: @donsart

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