Explorers head out to discover new lands, find and establish trade routes, seek treasure, make scientific discoveries, gain territories for their country, or simply do something that's not been done before.
Throughout history, adventurers have always wondered what is beyond the next mountain, ocean, river... or even planet. Explorers head out to discover new lands, find and establish trade routes, seek treasure, make scientific discoveries, gain territories for their country, or simply do something that's not been done before. This visual approach is a great way for children to learn about some key explorers from history, and the journeys they took.
Explorers include: Hanno the Navigator (Carthage/Tunisia), Xuangzang (China), Marco Polo (Italy), Ibn Battuta (Morocco), Zheng He (China), Christopher Columbus (Portugal), Vasco de Gama (Portugal), Ferdinand Magellan (Portugal), Hernan Cortes (Spain), James Cook (Britain), Lewis and Clark (USA), Burke and Wills (Australia), David Livingston and Henry Morton Stanley (Britain/USA), Mary Kingsley (Britain), Ernest Shackleton (Ireland/Britain), Robert Peary (USA), Armundsen (Norway) and Scott (Britain), Tenzing (Nepal) and Hillary (NZ), Thor Heyerdahl (Norway) and Neil Armstrong (USA).
Anita Ganeri is one of the UK's best-known children's nonfiction authors. She is the author of Scholastic's Horrible Geography series. Anita is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and honorary Fellow of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society In 2010 she was awarded the Tivy Education Medal for her “outstanding contribution to geographical education.” Anita would have loved to have been an explorer, and always has a suitcase packed. Michael Mullan is an illustrator living Vermont, USA. He has a BFA in Graphic Design and an MFA in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Michael has over 10 years of professional experience creating commercial work for editorials, ad campaigns, murals, and home décor products. Michael's work stems from his love for printmaking and mid-century design trends as well as his appreciation for simplicity, native and folk art.
Children’s & educational
8 - 10
Children's, Teenage & educational