SERIES: Travel With Great Explorers

1, Explore with Marquette and Jolliet

WRITTEN BY:Cynthia O’Brien

SERIES TITLE:Travel with the Great Explorers

St. Catharines, ON: Crabtree Publishing, 2016

32 pages, full-colour, 8 1/2″ x 10 3/4″

IL: Ages 9-11 RL: Grades 4-5

Marquette and Jolliet led the first European expedition to the Upper Mississippi River, hoping to find a water route through North America to the Pacific and Asia. Marquette wanted to convert Native people to Christianity, while Jolliet wanted to expand his trade as a fur trapper. Together they explored most of the distance between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico!

THEMATIC LINKS: Jacques MarquetteLouis JollietExplorersNorth AmericaHistoryGeography

FILED UNDER: SPRING2017, History, Geography & Culture

2, Explore with Gertrude Bell

This fascinating book takes readers through the life story of influential English archaeologist and traveler Gertrude Bell. Bell explored what is now the Middle East and played a significant role in the creation of modern Iraq. Historical facts, images, and high-interest information are presented in a tabloid-style to engage readers in an accessible way. Topics include Bell’s work in archaeology, her mountain summits, and her role in World War One.

Reading Level: Gr. 4-5
Interest Level: Gr. 3-6
Guided Reading Level: 
Binding: Paperback 
Series: Travel with the Great Explorers
Author(s): Tim Cooke

Format 
Size: 8 ½″× 10 ¾″
No. of Pages: 32
Copyright: 2018

3, Explore with Ibn Battuta

Trekking from Africa to the Middle East and Asia, Ibn Battuta was one of the most well-traveled explorers of all time. He encountered many different cultural groups and recorded his interactions with them. Battuta’s writings influenced trade between peoples and became an important source of information about the medieval Islamic world. Engaging headlines, historic images, and fact boxes take readers through his amazing travels in a unique tabloid style. 

Reading Level: Gr. 4-5
Interest Level: Gr. 3-6
Guided Reading Level: 
Binding: Paperback 
Series: Travel with the Great Explorers
Author(s): Rachel Stuckey

Format 
Size: 8 ½″× 10 ¾″
No. of Pages: 32
Copyright: 2018