The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon (Hardcover)

The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon

By Greg Pizzoli

Viking Books for Young Readers, 9780670016532, 48pp.

Publication Date: June 13, 2017

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Description

From an award-winning author comes a picture book biography that feels like Indiana Jones for kids

British explorer Percy Fawcett believed that hidden deep within the Amazon rainforest was an ancient city, lost for the ages. Most people didn't even believe this city existed. But if Fawcett could find it, he would be rich and famous forever. This is the true story of one man's thrilling, dangerous journey into the jungle, and what he found on his quest for the lost city of Z.


About the Author

Greg Pizzoli is an author, illustrator and screen printer from Philadelphia. His first picture book, The Watermelon Seed, was published by Disney*Hyperion Books and was the 2014 recipient of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. Greg's work has been featured in The New York Times, Communication Arts, 3x3 Magazine and he's won two Portfolio Honor Awards from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. After college, Greg spent two years as a full-time volunteer in AmeriCORPS from 2005-2006. In 2009, he received his MFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he now teaches. Greg lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two unruly cats.
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