Results of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award in the year 2011.
Most people know that Benedict Arnold was America’s first, most notorious traitor. Few know that he was also one of its greatest war heroes. This accessible biography introduces young readers to the real Arnold: reckless, heroic, and driven. Packed with first-person accounts, astonishing battle scenes, and surprising twists, this is a gripping and true adventure tale.
The team behind the award-winning Ape returns with an inspiring look at a range of endangered species sure to engage every child who loves animals.
Tigers are pretty special—and so are ground iguanas and partula snails and even white-rumped vultures. But these and many other animals are in danger of disappearing altogether, joining the dodo, the marsupial wolf, the great auk, and countless other animals we will never see again. Using the experiences of a few endangered species as examples, Martin Jenkins highlights the ways human behavior can either threaten or conserve the amazing animals that share our planet. Vicky White’s stunning portraits of rare creatures offer a glimpse of nature’s grace and beauty—and give us a powerful reason to preserve it.
Ready to relive some of the most daring voyages of all time? Unfold these spectacular cross sections and explore fourteen historic journeys.
Open this dynamic book and discover how the greatest explorers in history—from Marco Polo to Neil Armstrong—plunged into the unknown and boldly pieced together the picture of the world we have today. With the help of masterful cross sections, dramatic storytelling, and sidebars that highlight key concepts, places, and technology, immerse yourself in such expeditions as:
- Leif Eriksson’s voyage to North America (eleventh century)
- Zheng He’s travels from China to East Africa (fifteenth century)
- Magellan’s circumnavigation of the globe (sixteenth century)
- Tenzing Norgay’s and Edmund Hillary’s scaling of Mt. Everest (twentieth century)
- Plus ten more exciting journeys!