Uncommon Traveler

Uncommon Traveler

Mary Kingsley in Africa

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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.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2000.
ISBN: 9780618002733
Branch Call Number: j B KINGSLEY
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.


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May 20, 2017

Interesting read about an unlikely female explorer of the 19th century.

ser_library Jan 31, 2017

wonderful illustrations; adults and children will enjoy the history


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