HOW HIGH CAN WE CLIMB?: THE STORY OF WOMEN EXPLORERS BY JEANNINE ATKINS ILLUSTRATED BY DUSAN PETRICIC

HOW HIGH CAN WE CLIMB?: THE STORY OF WOMEN EXPLORERS
HOW HIGH CAN WE CLIMB?: THE STORY OF WOMEN EXPLORERS
Item# ISBN 0374335036
$17.00

A dozen determined women star in accounts that reveal the hardships and obstacles they persistently overcame to reach their goals. Mountain climber Annie Smith Peck spent several years and made many attempts before becoming the first woman to summit Peru's Mount Huascarán. She continued to climb mountains into her 80s. In 1988, Australian Kay Cottee became the first woman to complete a solo, nonstop voyage around the world in a 37-foot-long sloop. Others such as American Josephine Peary, Hungarian Florence Baker, and French spelunker Elisabeth Casteret, accompanied their husbands into wild and dangerous territories. Simple cartoon-style drawings at the beginning of each tale and some full-page scenes enhance the text, although they sometimes belie the life-threatening situations recounted here. Only a few of these women are included in similar compilations. Ages 9-12 224 Pgs Hardcover