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Explorers Who Got Lost

3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  41 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries just about every explorer who sailed beyond the horizon to find new land thought he knew where he was going. But in fact, most got terribly lost and stumbled on places no one had ever heard of.

Explorers Who Got Lost is the telling of these Age of Discovery heroes. Their discoveries may have been unintentional, but when they foun
Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 15th 1992 by Tor Books (first published August 15th 1958)
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The adventure of exploration is tampered by blundering through new situations and fear of the unknown. This excellent book that enlightens students as to the challenges and missteps of exploration. While most of the explorers emerge as heroes, many are not recognized for their contribution until years later, because they didn't find what they were looking for, they found something else!

The author does a good job capturing not only the details of their journeys, but the different backgrounds and
Apr 02, 2016 Pam rated it liked it
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3.5 stars. Middle grade, not too much to it but some interesting snippets. Some explorers I didn't know much about, and I guess I'd forgotten that Christopher Columbus never realized that he wasn't in China so that was fun. But really, if you think about it, isn't being lost really the point of being an explorer? Hard to explore someplace people already have mapped.
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When I first had to start teaching about exploration this book was a life saver for me. The kids were fascinated by the stories and it had all the information I needed them to know contained withing the stories.
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Jun 24, 2016 Lisa Budzynski rated it it was ok
Very dull way to present explorers
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Diane Sansevere-Dreher received her B.A. in Communications from New York University. She has worked in public relations as a marketing consultant in the book, audio, and video industries. She is the author of numerous articles published in magazines, including Billboard, Sight and Sound Marketing, and Software News. Ms. Sansevere-Dreher is also the author of three juvenile biographies in the Chang ...more
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