Perils, Pistols, and Petticoats
Dial Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780803737136, 48pp.
Publication Date: February 16, 2012
Though most people have heard of explorers like Henry Hudson and Christopher Columbus, few have heard names like Nellie Cashman and Annie Smith Peck. Unfortunately, most of the brave women explorers have never made it into history books because they lived in times when it was taboo for women to go off on their own. Luckily, the daring women in this book didn't let those taboos slow them down as they climbed treacherous mountains, studied Aboriginal cultures, and lived with Pygmy tribes
With engaging text and bold illustrations, Women Explorers will finally properly introduce these adventurous women to the world.
"Cummins masterfully includ[es] interesting details . . . Informative and entertaining."
-School Library Journal
"The figures included in the book are worth remembering not just because they were women but because they were remarkable adventure-seekers and barrier-breakers."
"In an engaging, informative style, Cummins highlights fascinating facts about these feisty females 'who conquered the unknown.'"