Uncommon Traveler by Don Brown
Mary Kingsley in Africa

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Mary Kingsley spent her childhood in a small house on a lonely lane outside London, England. Her mother was bedridden, her father rarely home, and Mary served as housekeeper, handyman, nursemaid, and servant. Not until she was thirty years old did Mary get her chance to explore the world she’d read about in her father’s library. In 1893, she arrived in West Africa, where she encountered giant Xying insects, crocodiles, hippos, and brutal heat. Mary endured the hardships of the equatorial country—and thrived.
 

About Don Brown

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Don Brown is the award-winning author and illustrator of many picture book biographies. He has been widely praised for his resonant storytelling and his delicate watercolor paintings that evoke the excitement, humor, pain, and joy of lives lived with passion. School Library Journal has called him ?a current pacesetter who has put the finishing touches on the standards for storyographies.” He lives in New York with his family.
 
Published August 25, 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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Brown has created a companion piece to his Rare Treasure: Mary Anning and Her Remarkable Discoveries (1999) by profiling yet another fascinating and relatively unknown 19th-century British woman.

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"Brown again trolls feminist history for an engaging heroine, this time the redoubtable British explorer Mary Kingsley," wrote PW. The woman who set off

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Brown (Alice Ramsey's Grand Adventure) again trolls feminist history for an engaging heroine, emerging this time with the redoubtable British explorer, Mary Kingsley. After a reclusive childhood spent

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"Brown again trolls feminist history for an engaging heroine, this time the redoubtable British explorer Mary Kingsley," wrote PW.

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