So You Want to Be an Explorer? (Hardcover)

By Judith St. George, David Small (Illustrator)

Philomel, 9780399238680, 56pp.

Publication Date: September 8, 2005



So you want to be an explorer? What does it take, you ask? To find out, take a look at Judith St. George and David Small's witty collection of some of the best explorers the world has ever known.You know Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus, but what about Mary Kingsley, who studied cannibals in Africa, or cowboy Jim White, who, by mistake, found Carlsbad Caverns?
Full of boundless energy and illustrations you won't forget, this historical jaunt will inspire the explorer in all of us, young and old.

About the Author

Judith St. George has published dozens of successful nonfiction books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning "So You Want to Be President?" and the historical Turning Point series, including "You're On Your Way, Teddy Roosevelt"; "Stand Tall, Abe Lincoln"; and "Take the Lead, George Washington." You can visit her online at

Praise For So You Want to Be an Explorer?

"Readers will come away with a clear idea of what these and their fellow travelers accomplished. [St. George] writes in an exuberant style…First-class inspirational reading: funny, fluent, and on target." —Kirkus Reviews