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By Marc Aronson. 2000
Biography of the adventurous English explorer and courtier of Queen Elizabeth I. Describes the numerous expeditions to the New World… in search of a golden kingdom and how court politics determined his fortunes. For junior and senior high readers. Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. 2000.
By Benjamin Simard. 1997
By Roger Bruns. 1997
Briefly describes Powell's early years, marriage, and Civil War service, followed by a more detailed portrait of his life as… an explorer. Recalls his contributions as an adventurer, conservationist, geologist, and anthropologist. Junior High. c1997.
By Rhoda Blumberg. 1991
In 1768 James Cook, a self-educated ship's master, was selected by Britain's Royal Society to command an expedition to the… South Seas in search of the Unknown Southern Continent. The author presents a thorough and lively account of Cook's three voyages and his discoveries. Drawing on Cook's own notebooks, Blumberg applauds Cook's achievements while acknowledging his frailties. Junior High. c1991.
By Robert A Rosenbaum. 1966
Girls belong outdoors! This handbook covers everything you need to get outside, including ideas for what to do, camping and… hiking basics, body stuff in the wilderness, advanced skills like maps, weather, and first aid, as well as recipes, projects, activities, and profiles of inspiring outdoorswomen.Your definitive guide to getting outside--for girls ages 9-12! In addition to basic outdoor skills, this entertaining guidebook includes easy camping recipes, outdoor projects including science experiments and crafts, fun activity suggestions, and inspiring stories of diverse historical and contemporary outdoorswomen (such as Arunima Sinha, the first amputee woman to summit Mount Everest; Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts; and Libby Riddles, first woman to win the Iditarod). The goal is to improve the quality of girls' outdoor time by increasing participation and independence, making them feel comfortable and safe, and giving them essential skills and knowledge. Charming and approachable, this book will encourage both reluctant campers and budding naturalists to go wild and embrace the outdoors.
By Susan J Tchudi, Stephen Tchudi. 1984
Discusses journal, letter and creative writing as well as school reports and other factual pieces. Offers ideas for finding subjects,… editing and getting published. For junior and senior high readers. 1984.
By Katherine Paterson. 2014
From her childhood in China to the moment she won her first National Book Award, literary icon Katherine Paterson shares… the personal stories that inspired her children's books. For Junior and Senior High readers. 2014.
By Beth Day Romulo. 1969
In the early 1900s, Jim and Laurett Stanton left Seattle and moved to the wilderness of British Columbia. They survived… by trapping and logging and came to appreciate the creatures of the forest. For junior and senior high readers. 1969.
By Robert M McClung. 1985
Disgusted by society's corruption, John "Grizzly" Adams, 19th century frontier hunter, found a new life in the western wilderness trapping… and taming giant grizzly bears. For junior and senior high readers. 1985.
By Wendy Mass. 2004
As a boy, Ray Bradbury had a wild and vivid imagination, which came in handy later when he became a… science fiction and fantasy writer. Bradbury has written more than 500 literary works (beginning in 1938) including "The Martian chronicles" and "Fahrenheit 451", which incorporate his love of outer space, magic, and mystery. Includes a time line, a list of selected works, a glossary, and a short interview with the writer. Grades 5-8. 2004.
By Kate Dickinson Sweetser, Amy Puetz. 2017
Circumnavigate the globe with Sir Francis Drake, spread the gospel in Africa with David Livingstone, survive the wilds of Jamestown… with Captain John Smith, penetrate the wilderness with Daniel Boone, capture Mexico with Hernán Cortes, fight the British with John Paul Jones, and search for gold with Hernando De Soto. Grades 5-8. 2017.
By Jon Bowermaster, Will Steger. 1997
Recounts Steger's 1995 trip over the North Pole by dogsled and canoe. Steger's journey begins in Siberia with six teammates,… thirty-three dogs, and two tons of gear. His journal entries detail daily events, weather conditions, setbacks, dog problems, and human difficulties in successfully mounting the expedition. Grades 4-7. 1997.
By Johanne Ménard. 2010
Connais-tu Marco Polo, le plus intrépide voyageur du Moyen Âge? Ce fils de marchand de Venise parti au bout du… monde à l'âge de 17 ans? Celui dont les aventures extraordinaires ont inspiré de grands explorateurs comme Christophe Colomb? Années 1-3. 2010.
By Daniel E Harmon. 2002
Describes the travels of French explorers Jacques Marquette, a Jesuit missionary, and Louis Jolliet, a trader, who sailed down the… Mississippi River in 1673 hoping to find a westward route across America. Grades 5-8. 2002.
By James Giblin. 1997
A portrait of the aviation hero who in 1927 made the first nonstop transatlantic flight. Traces his daredevil youth, his… early days of flying, his family life and the tragic kidnapping of his son, his isolationist stand in World War II, and his later life. Grades 4-7. 1997.
By Candace Fleming. 2011
Biography of pilot Amelia Earhart offers an account of her attempt to circumnavigate the globe - a journey that ended… when she disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in July 1937. Discusses Earhart’s adventurous nature, the difficulties of long-distance flight, and the lack of navigational equipment aboard her plane. For grades 4-7. 2011.
By Barbara Hehner. 2004
Wally Flood, a Canadian miner turned pilot during World War II, was shot down and put in a prisoner-of-war camp.… Determined to escape, he eventually joined a group that began organizing the largest breakout ever, now called The Great Escape - over 600 men, tunnelling their way out. They took turns digging, inventing tools, forging documents, and hiding the tons of sand they dug from the tunnels, while facing the constant threat of discovery, with key help from Wally, known as the Tunnel King. Grades 5-8. 2004.
From the age of eight, Roberta Bondar knew she wanted to be an astronaut. In January 1992 she made Canadian… history when she became the first Canadian woman, and first neurologist, to go into space on board Discovery. The story of her journey to become a leading astronaut is a fascinating tale of dedication, commitment, and courage. Grades 4-7. 2004.
By Mary Lile Benham. 1980