Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa

Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa

By:  Don Brown

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618369164

  • ISBN-10: 0618369163

  • Pages: 32

  • Price: $7.99

  • Publication Date: 08/25/2003

  • Carton Quantity: 50

  • Age(s): 4,5,6,7

  • Grade(s): Pre-K-3

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level AD550L
    • Guided Reading Level S

Don Brown
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Don Brown

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.www.booksbybrown.comInstagram: @donsart
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Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618369164

  • ISBN-10: 0618369163

  • Pages: 32

  • Price: $7.99

  • Publication Date: 08/25/2003

  • Carton Quantity: 50

  • Age(s): 4,5,6,7

  • Grade(s): Pre-K-3

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level AD550L
    • Guided Reading Level S

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