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Uncommon traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa

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Houghton Mifflin,
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AD: Adult Directed 770L
In 1870, an eight-year-old girl named Mary Kingsley lived in a small house on a lonely lane outside London, England. Her mother was bedridden and her father was rarely home. Mary did not go to school. She served as housekeeper, handyman, nursemaid, and servant, for years. In 1893 Mary traveled to West Africa and proceeded to embark on an astonishing journey of discovery. In her high-necked blouse, long skirt, and Victorian boots, she endured the brutal heat and hardships of Africa, and thrived. With luminous watercolors and a lively text, Don Brown tells the fascinating story of a most uncommon woman.
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Grouping Title uncommon traveler mary kingsley in africa
Grouping Author brown don
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Last Grouping Update 2018-09-29 05:07:07AM
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display_description A brief biography of the self-educated nineteenth-century Englishwoman who, after a secluded childhood and youth, traveled alone through unexplored West Africa in 1893 and 1894 and learned much about the area and its inhabitants.
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subject_facet Africa, West -- Discovery and exploration -- British -- Juvenile literature, Africa, West -- Discovery and exploration -- Juvenile literature, Explorers -- Africa, West -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Explorers -- Great Britain -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Explorers -- Juvenile literature, Kingsley, Mary Henrietta, -- 1862-1900 -- Juvenile literature, Women -- Biography, Women explorers -- Africa, West -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Women explorers -- Great Britain -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
title_display Uncommon traveler : Mary Kingsley in Africa
title_full Uncommon traveler : Mary Kingsley in Africa / written and illustrated by Don Brown
title_short Uncommon traveler :
title_sub Mary Kingsley in Africa
topic_facet British, Discovery and exploration, Explorers, Kingsley, Mary Henrietta, Women, Women explorers