Amazing Expeditions takes readers on a thrilling voyage over oceans, deserts and mountains, through jungles, ice and cities, and even into space. They´ll discover 22 extraordinary explorers and learn how their amazing expeditions changed our world.´´Find out about historic explorers in this new book about journeys that changed the world.´´ - The Week Junior Discover the stories and follow the journeys of more than 20 of the world´s most heroic and extraordinary explorers, including Ibn Battuta, Zheng He, Mary Kingsley, Norgay and Hillary, Ellen MacArthur and Neil Armstrong.Throughout history, explorers have bravely ventured out into the unknown to discover new lands, seek treasure, make scientific discoveries or simply achieve something that´s never been done before. Amazing Expeditions will take readers on a thrilling voyage over land, sea, sky and space. Some of the journeys were triumphs and others ended in failure and tragedy, but each is a riveting story and a lesson in perseverance and grit that may well inspire a new generation of adventurers.This visual approach is a great way for children to learn about some key explorers from history, and the journeys they took. Explorers will 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)Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (USA)David Livingston (Britain/USA)Mary Kingsley (Britain)Robert Peary (USA)Ernest Shackleton (Ireland/Britain)Amelia Earhart (USA)Tenzing (Nepal) and Hillary (NZ)Neil Armstrong (USA)Ellen MacArthur (Britain)´´Exactly as the title suggests, Amazing Expeditions highlights some of history´s greatest journeys.´´ Picture Books BloggerGaneri, AnitaAnita Ganeri has written many books, including the award-winning Scholastic series Horrible Geography. She lives with her family in West Yorkshire. 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.
In the tradition of French Children Don´t Throw Food and Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, a clarion call and practical guide for a return to rational parenting, following the Germans´ common sense approachAn entertaining, enlightening look at the art of raising self-reliant, independent children based on one Mum´s experiences in Germany.´Warm and companionable . . . I closed Achtung Baby feeling more relaxed and confident. While both my kids were up a tree.´ - Helen Brown, Daily MailWhen Sara Zaske moved from Oregon to Berlin with her husband and toddler, she was surprised to discover that German parents give their children a great deal of freedom. In Berlin, kids walk to school by themselves, ride the subway alone, cut food with sharp knives and even play with fire. German parents did not share her parental fears and their children were thriving. Was she doing the opposite of what she intended, which was to raise capable children?Through her own family´s often funny experiences as well as interviews with other parents, teachers, and experts, Zaske shares the many unexpected parenting lessons she learned from living in Germany. Achtung Baby reveals that today´s Germans know something that other parents don´t (or have perhaps forgotten) about raising kids with ´selbstandigkeit´ (self-reliance), and provides many new and practical ideas parents everywhere can use to give their own children the freedom they need to grow into responsible, independent adults.Part memoir, part an essay on parenting, Zaske´s book is furnished with ample statistics and research . . . Zaske is equally perceptive when probing delicate and complicated topics Fani Papageorgiou Times Literary SupplementZaske, SaraSara Zaske is an American writer who lived in Berlin for six and half years. Her articles on her family´s experiences in Germany have appeared on Time.com, The Times, and Germany´s largest Sunday paper, Bild am Sontag. She now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two children.