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From Pink Boots and a Machete
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|"My big, small discovery in 2001. The mouse lemur of northeastern Madagascar is the world's smallest primate. If he looks a little spacey, it's due to the tranquilizer, not my squeezing."||"My little newborn monkey, Emma. It was love at first sight."||"My grin atop Mount Roraima comes from having survived the climb and near starvation. We found a spectacular landscape up there--black, forbidding, primeval."||"A seemingly magical force drew me to the edge of Guyana's spectacular Kaieteur waterfall and made me want to spread my wings and fly."|
|"Game day was the pay-off for hours of grueling cheerleading practice. Nothing beat standing on the field listening to thousands of screaming fans--or hearing the National Anthem performed."||"Leopards can be killing machines, but this one is a like a large house cat."||"Coming full circle: 1978 ...||and 2010"|
I just finished reading this book by Mireya Mayor...Wow!
I believe that there is a strong underlying message in the book: we can all be explorers and make our own discoveries about our world and about ourselves.
It was filled with adventure, real life, drama, love, emotion, suspense and memoir style writing.
Lots of good stories with each expedition. Could have done with a little less self description on her part. She's a pretty good writer!Published 1 month ago by mac44
Be all that you can be - and make an adventure out of the ride!Published 3 months ago by D. Sherman
It's a great read. It's really quick read if you are looking for a book to read in between book series.Published 5 months ago by Rachel M.
This true story is a great story. It is very adventurous. Its a great story for teenage girls. You need to write more books like this!!!Published 5 months ago by michelle rushing
Love the story! Great read and a great adventure! So fun to go along on the expeditions with the writer! A fun read and I found myself not wanting it to end.Published 6 months ago by Marina E. Cole
What an awesome chick! WOW! This book is truly engaging, and keeps you wanting to see the next big adventure. I think she may be my new hero! Read morePublished 6 months ago by April D. Doherty
I would have given this book 5-stars if Mireya didn't spend so much time telling us how pretty she is. Read morePublished 7 months ago by West Coast Liberal