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The Look-It-Up Book of Explorers (Look-It-Up Books) Paperback – July 27, 2004


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: Look-It-Up Books
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (July 27, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375824782
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375824784
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.3 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #385,507 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Grade 5-9 - What at first glance appears to be little more than an additional purchase is actually a concise and useful guide to virtually all of the explorers usually studied in public schools. Beginning with Leif Eriksson and his trip to Greenland and the Americas to Robert Ballard's 1985 expedition to search for the Titanic, the chronologically arranged spreads give readers a better understanding of how the world was explored and how information from each trip was able to help future expeditions. Informative black-and-white photos and reproductions appear throughout with an enlarged map segment showing the explorer's route(s) for each entry. This is an excellent quick resource that will appeal to researchers and general readers as well. - Carol Wichman, formerly at Northridge Local Schools, Dayton, OH
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

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How did early explorers navigate? Who was the first human to reach outer space? When did the first person reach the North Pole? Kids can find the answers to these questions and many more in this easy-to-use family reference book! Packed with important facts, The Look-It-Up Book of Explorers features 40 concise, exciting accounts of explorers from around the world and throughout time, from the Vikings to the astronauts! Illustrated with photographs, drawings, and maps, this book makes it easy for kids to explore!
Praise for As Far as the Eye Can Reach:
?Kimmel?s work is a well written, lively account for young readers.?
?Kirkus Reviews

More About the Author

Elizabeth Kimmel Willard, the pen name for Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, is a lifetime Little House enthusiast. She is the author of many books for children, including the Lily B. series. She lives in Cold Spring, New York, with her husband and their daughter.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon shopper on February 14, 2014
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I like the way the book is organized chronologically and by continent/area. The stories are just long enough to have some interesting details, but short enough to be a quick read. This is a great book to help with history research projects on explorers.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Yaunette Davies on July 22, 2014
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Perfect!!!
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