We Are Explorers tells the stories of fourteen women whose adventurous spirit and curiosity saw them discover the world. Their exhilarating life stories are told by the equally adventurous author and illustrator Kari Herbert, whose father was the celebrated British polar explorer Sir Wally Herbert. Herbert's engaging style of story-telling brings both famous and little-known female explorers to life, revealing the challenges they faced, the significance of their achievements and their personal motivations.
With 45 illustrations in colour
Thames & Hudson
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19 February 2021
English as a second language
Jeanne Baret * Jean Batten * Isabella Bird * Nellie Bly * Alexandra David-Neel * Sylvia Earle * Mae Jemison * Maria Sibylla Merian * Marianne North * Josephine Peary * Sacagawea * Freya Stark * Junko Tabei * Alexandrine Tinne
Kari Herbert is the daughter of polar explorer Sir Wally Herbert and grew up in Northwest Greenland with a remote tribe of Inuit. She is the author and illustrator of We Are Artists and co-author of Explorers' Sketchbooks.
Reviews for We Are Explorers: Extraordinary women who discovered the world
Profiles of 14 women explorers encourage adventure and respect for nature's diversity... Exciting and inspiring.--Kirkus Reviews