Women Explorers by Julia Cummins

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Meet ten inspiring women whose passions for exploration made them push the boundaries

Though most people have heard of explorers like Henry Hudson and Christopher Columbus, few have heard names like Nellie Cashman and Annie Smith Peck. Unfortunately, most of the brave women explorers have never made it into history books because they lived in times when it was taboo for women to go off on their own. Luckily, the daring women in this book didn't let those taboos slow them down as they climbed treacherous mountains, studied Aboriginal cultures, and lived with Pygmy tribes!

With engaging text and bold illustrations, Women Explorers will finally properly introduce these adventurous women to the world.
 

About Julia Cummins

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Julie Cummins was the coordinator of children's services for the New York Public Library for several years. Her previous book with Cheryl Harness, Women Daredevils, received two starred reviews. She lives in Canandaigua, New York.Cheryl Harness (www.cherylharness.com) has written and/ or illustrated more than forty books for children. She lives in Independence, Missouri.
 
Published February 16, 2012 by Dial. 48 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Children's Books.

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After showcasing risk-taking gals in Women Daredevils (2007), Cummins introduces 10 "dauntless" women born before 1900 whose little-known deeds "contribut[ed] to science, geography, history, and cultural understanding" at a time when "proper ladies simply did not go gallivanting around the world ...

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