Gumption!

By Elise Broach; Richard Egielski (Illustrator)
(Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 9781416916284, 40pp.)

Publication Date: April 6, 2010

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Description
Peter's been invited to go on a safari. He's brought:
1. Uncle Nigel, who's an explorer
2. hiking shorts
3. a canteen
But what he will need most is a bit of gumption.
("Gumption: n. Courage; spunk; fortitude; resourcefulness; good sense.")
Oh, wait...there are crocodiles in the river? Then he might need a lot of it.



About the Author
Elise Broach is the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Masterpiece", "Shakespeare's Secret and Desert Crossing", "Missing on Superstition Mountain", the first book in the Superstition Mountain Trilogy, as well as several picture books. Her books have been selected as ALA notable books, Junior Library Guild selections, a "Publishers Weekly" Best Children's Book, a New York Public Library Best Book for the Teenage, an IRA Teacher's Choice, an E.B. White Read Aloud Award, and nominated for an Edgar Award, among other distinctions. Ms. Broach holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in history from Yale University. She was born in Georgia and lives in the woods of rural Connecticut, walking distance from three farms, a library, a post office and two country stores.

Richard Egielski is the Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator of Hey, Al and many other books for children, including the Tub People series by Pam Conrad. He is also the author and illustrator of Buz and Jazper, both New York Times Best Illustrated Books, Three Magic Balls, and The Gingerbread Boy. Mr. Egielski lives in Milford, New Jersey, with his wife and son.
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