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  • Age Range: 9 - 11 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 6
  • Lexile Measure: 1150L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Dial (February 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803737130
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803737136
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 8.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #828,246 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Cummins masterfully includ[es] interesting details . . . Informative and entertaining."
(School Library Journal)

"The figures included in the book are worth remembering not just because they were women but because they were remarkable adventure-seekers and barrier-breakers."
(Booklist)

"In an engaging, informative style, Cummins highlights fascinating facts about these feisty females 'who conquered the unknown.'"
(Kirkus)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By CelticWomanFanPiano VINE VOICE on June 27, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This is a book aimed at the sixth grade level about different women explorers who were born before 1900. Most of them seem to have been well-to-do young ladies who turned their backs on the restraints of the society of the times. However, their stories are very interesting and their accomplishments worthy. It features an explorer each of a different part of the world. It opens with Louise Arner Boyd who explored the Arctic and encountered polar bears. And whose detailed pictures that were turned into maps played a role for the U.S. in World War II. Next the book focuses on Nellie Cashman whose story is particularly interesting, as she was a poor Irish girl who was born during the potato famine in the mid-1800s. She vowed to become rich and help others. And she was encouraged to go West by General Ulysses S. Grant. Ynes Mexia was the daughter of a Mexican ambassador to the U.S. so she's American of Mexican heritage. She explored the Amazon and even lived with the Aguarunas headhunters. Lucy Evelyn Cheesman vowed never to go without a machete after a terrible encounter in a huge spider web. Annie Smith Peck was quite the mountain climber, with mountains even named after her. And Alexandrine Tinne traveled up and down the Nile in lavish style, with even a Grand Piano on one of her boats. Delia Julia Denning Akeley hunted elephants, which I wasn't too thilled about, but it makes for a good discussion of different mindsets from different time periods. She actually discovered the Bambutes Pygmies. Violet Cressy-Marcks was able to interview Mao Tse-Tung in China and worked as a news correspondent during World War II. Freya Stark explored throughout the Middle East and her knowledge helped the British during World War II, she even lived to be a hundred years of age.Read more ›
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