Uncommon Traveler

Mary Kingsley in Africa

By Brown, Don

Publishers Summary:
A brief biography of the self-educated nineteenth-century Englishwoman who, after a secluded childhood and youth, traveled alone through unexplored West Africa in 1893 and 1894 and learned much about the area and its inhabitants.

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ISBN
978-0-61800-273-3
Publisher
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2000.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 24, 2000

Gr 1-3 The author of Ruth Law Thrills a Nation (Ticknor & Fields, 1993), Alice Ramsey's Grand Adventure (1997), and Rare Treasure: Mary Anning and Her Remarkable Discoveries (1999, both Houghton) brings another unsung female adventurer to light. Confined in a Victorian manse with bricked up windows, Kingsley spent her young years caring for her bedridden mother and awaiting the intermittent visits of her peripatetic father. Resourceful and independent, she escaped through the books she read in her father's library. Released from her servitude by her parents' death, the 30-...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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