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“…a lovely presentation of amazing adventures.” ―School Library Journal
“…successfully infuse[s] the image of plant collection with a measure of excitement many readers will not expect.” ―BCCB
“Combining bits of botanical history and exploration with accounts of adventurers, this unusual book introduces European and North American plant hunters...” ―Booklist
“…smoothly written, smartly paced and filled with exciting tales of risk taking and derring-do.” ―Kirkus Reviews
Anita Silvey is among today's foremost authorities on children's books. She is the creator of both the online and the print editions of the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac, and teaches courses in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science and the Children's Literature Program at Simmons College. A frequent contributor to NPR, Ms. Silvey lectures around the country on children's and young adult books. Her recent books include Henry Knox: Bookseller, Soldier, Patriot, I'll Pass for Your Comrade: Women Soldiers in the Civil War, and Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children's Book. She lives near Boston, Massachusetts.
I really, really enjoyed this book. It is for younger adult readers but that didnt' make it any less intriguing or informative. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kalahari Girl
My boys 11 and 13 LOVED this book! They were fascinated by the near death encounters that many of these explorers had and loved the pictures of plants and people and scenery. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Interesting book. I plan to donate it to a school library. I think the older boys and girls will enjoy knowing how the plant finds came into being.Published on June 28, 2013 by Diane Jackson