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Amazing Expeditions

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This is a gorgeous book highlighting some of the most famous explorers from history.  
The book has a simple, easy to follow layout full of wonderful illustrations and maps that bring each exploration to  life in a new way.  This would be an excellent addition to any class studying explorers as it covers a huge range of explorers, types of expeditions and history.  
I learned about more details about explorers such as Ibn Battuta, Columbus and Armstrong.  It was also nice to see female explorers added in so it isn't a completely male dominated book.  We know historically, men were more likely to be explorers so its brilliant to see a couple of brave, bold women in the mix.
The journeys, peril and time spent away from home is amazing and these brave people sacrificed so much in the search for treasure, notoriety, and land.  Many paid the ultimate sacrifice of their lives.  This book also shows how we have improved travel, our understanding of the world and ways to protect the Earth over the span of time.  It highlights, not only those who traversed oceans, but mountain climbers, pilots and astronauts.  

Anita Ganeri is an expert author and so I knew it would be an excellent book.  This is a topic I know little about and I spent a happy afternoon reading every part of this book.  This is one that might draw in more boys to read and enjoy as the topic involves danger, fighting and shipwrecks at times.  

A fascinating read and one I will be buying for my own shelves as well as those at school.
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Ganeri's book is full of wonderful surprises! This book provides an introduction to twenty explorers using six to ten points of information, a map, and biographical data. The standard fare of Columbus, Earhart, and Magellan are included, but what made me happiest was seeing lesser known explorers such as Xuanzang, Ibn Battuta, and Mary Kingsley were afforded the same two-page spread and focus. This book would be a fabulous addition to any classroom or home of a future adventurer.

Thank you NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group - Ivy Kids for the opportunity to read an advance reader copy.
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I absolutely loved this and the illustrations!  If I had kids I would definitely have them read this.  Even as an adult I learned some good things from this book.  Definitely recommend.  Super cute.
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Another wonderful addition to the ’amazing’ series. It is just as beautifully illustrated and presented as Amazing Evolution. 
I love that the book not only gives the reader a historical look into discovery and makes a point of identifying those involved, but that it gives young readers their first taste of map uses and understanding.
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A great picture book about explorers appropriate for upper elementary/middle school students.  I loved the organization of this book - each explorer had pages dedicated to them and their expedition and the text was split into chunks of information accompanied by a picture. While some of the material is for more mature readers (the mention of cannibalism when discussing Mary Kingsley, for example!), this would be a great book for parents to read with younger children if they have an interest in a specific explorer.  My 5 year old and I have been learning about Amelia Earhart and she enjoyed listening to the pages about Amelia in this book!
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