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So You Want to Be an Explorer?

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

This newest installment in the series that began with the Caldecott Medal-winning "So You Want to Be President?" looks at some of the world's most renowned--and some not so well-known--explorers. Full color.

About the Author

Judith St. George lives in Connecticut.

David Small grew up in Detroit, studied Art and English at Wayne State University and completed his graduate studies in art at Yale. He went on to teach drawing and printmaking at the college level for fourteen years, during which time his first book Eulalie and The Hopping Head was published. David no longer teaches but has continued illustrating.

David has illustrated twenty-seven picture books, and has also provided the text for six of them. His Imogene’s Antlers has been featured for fifteen years on PBS’ “Reading Rainbow.” Fenwicks Suit presently is in production by Fox 2000 Four of David’s bestselling picture books were written by his wife, Sarah Stewart. Their book The Gardener was the recipient of 17 awards including the Christopher Medal and the 1998 Caldecott Honor Award.

David’s books have been translated into six languages. He also has worked years as a freelance editorial artist, with his drawings appearing regularly in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe and The Washington Post. His reviews of picture books appear frequently in The New York Times Book Review.

Of his beginnings as an artist David has this to say: “Detroit is not where I would have lived given the choice as a child. Then, I would much rather have lived in Candy Land. But the fact is Detroit—a harsh, industrial—made art and music all the more sweet in my young life, more urgent and more of a necessity. Seen in that light, Detroit was the perfect place for me to grow up.”

David Small and Sarah Stewart make their home in Michigan in an 1833 Greek Revival house on ten acres of land along the banks of the St. Joseph River. Their house is on the National Register of Historic Places, and their property marks the northern boundary of the Great Tallgrass Prairie.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399238680
Author:
Small, David
Publisher:
Philomel
Illustrator:
Small, David
Author:
Small, David
Author:
Judith St. George
Subject:
General
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
Discoveries in geography
Subject:
Adventure & Adventurers
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20050908
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
56
Dimensions:
11.76x9.32x.49 in. 1.19 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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