World's Greatest Explorer, The
By Jan Day
Publisher : Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
Description
"This delightful, hot of the press, children's book . . . will be sure to capture your heart." -Martin County News When a storm blows in, Jimmy dreads spending the afternoon indoors, but his grandfather knows exactly how to pass the time. He ventures into the cupboard and pulls out a dusty, old book-the journal of Jimmy's seafaring great-great-grandfather, James Earl Silas Tuckingham. As the storm rages outside, Grandfather and Jimmy journey into the past and relive James' adventures as he roamed the untamed oceans. On his travels, James discovers new species of plants, explores the Amazon, and defeats vicious pirates. At first, Jimmy is bored with the book, but soon, he and his grandfather share the thrill of James' voyages. Filled with Janeen Mason's vivid illustrations, The World's Greatest Explorer encourages young readers to learn more about their family's history and world geography, especially the many places James visits on his journey. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jan Day lives in Okeechobee, Florida, surrounded by the ranches and prairies where she set her third book, Kissimmee Pete, Cracker Cow Hunter. Day is the author of Pelican's The Pirate, Pink; Pirate Pink and Treasures of the Reef; and Kissimmee Pete and the Hurricane. She offers writing workshops for schoolchildren and participates in publishing panels. Her first children's book, The Pirate, Pink, was selected for the Children's Book Council's Children's Choices 2002 program. ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR Janeen Mason has worked with Jan Day on several Pelican titles, including The Pirate, Pink; Pirate Pink and Treasures of the Reef; Kissimmee Pete, Cracker Cow Hunter; and Kissimmee Pete and the Hurricane. An award-winning artist, Mason is a popular speaker at schools, libraries, and conferences, and she exhibits her art nationwide. She is also the author and illustrator of Ocean Commotion: Sea Turtles, which has been called a "visually stunning sea turtle odyssey" by the president of the Ocean Research & Conservation Association. Mason lives in Stuart, Florida. THE WORLD'S GREATEST EXPLORER By Jan Day Illustrated by Janeen Mason JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General 32 pp. 11 x 8 31 color illus. 1 color map ISBN-13: 9781589806030 $15.95







 
About Jan Day
Jan Day
Jan Day lives in Okeechobee, Florida, surrounded by the ranches and prairies where she set her third book, Kissimmee Pete, Cracker Cow Hunter. Day is the author of The Pirate, Pink More...
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