Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa Read & Download ☆ 100

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Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa Read & Download ☆ 100 ☆ Mary Kingsley spent her childhood in a small house on a lonely lane outside London England Her mother was bedridden her father rarely home and Mary served as housekeeper handyman nursemaid and servant Not until she was thirty years old did Mary getMary Kingsley spent her childhood in a small house on a lonely lane outside London England Her mother was bedridden her father rarely home and Mary served as housekee. Picture book biographer Don Brown whose other contributions to the genre include Odd Boy Out Young Albert Einstein and Rare Treasure Mary Anning and Her Remarkable Discoveries tells the tale of Victorian explorer Mary Kingsley in Uncommon Traveler After passing a lonely one almost might say neglected childhood and young adulthood caring for her infirm mother Kingsley set out for West Africa at the age of thirty a journey few women of her time would have undertaken Wading through swamps tussling with alligators and getting to know the native peoples she met Kingsley conceived a respect and love for the region that would astonish her contemporaries back homeI enjoyed Don Brown's book enough that I am tempted to add Kingsley's own memoir Travels in West Africa to my ever growing to be read shelf The story is fascinating as is the woman She seems such a contradiction to me willing to step out of a traditional woman's role and travel on her own but either indifferent or opposed to various issues of women's rights; feeling a deep and true respect for the cultures of Africa but unable or unwilling to challenge the racist underpinnings of colonialism itself I'm glad that Brown points out some of these contradictions in his afterword which was very informative Although I can't say the illustrative style here really appealed to me the tale itself was so engaging and the figure of Mary Kingsley so compelling that I would recommend Uncommon Traveler to all young readers with an interest in the history of exploration or a taste for biography

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Per handyman nursemaid and servant Not until she was thirty years old did Mary get her chance to explore the world she’d read about in her father’s library In 189. Set in 1870 Uncommon Traveler is a story based on Mary Kingsley Mary was born in London England and her childhood was not exactly picture perfect She took on a lot of responsibility at a young age Mary took care of her family until they passed away when she was 30 years old Mary had always loved to read and learn any opportunity she got as a child Once her parents had passed she found herself able to live her life the way she wanted Despite her critics she decided to travel to Africa to learn explore and research While in Africa she faced many challenges but she lived to tell the story She wrote many books and shared her adventure with all of those people who didn't think she could do it Mary was not a typical woman of her time but she was surely inspirational I would recommend that readers take time to read the author's note at the end of the book It provides a little specific background about Mary Kingsley The themes of this book include strength adventure and features a strong female character I think people of all ages could appreciate this book Teachers and librarians should have this one on their shelves I would specifically recommend it for grades 2 5 It would be important for students to understand that during the time period that Mary lived it was not typical for women to go on such adventures This could bring up some wonderful discussions with students The illustrations of this book are lovely but also somewhat dreary The clothing Mary is pictured in is true to the time period I would say that overall the illustrations seem to fit the time period this book was written about Nothing too flashy but still a great compliment to the text

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Uncommon Traveler Mary Kingsley in Africa3 she arrived in West Africa where she encountered giant Xying insects crocodiles hippos and brutal heat Mary endured the hardships of the euatorial country and thriv. Wow That's what I have to say about Mary Kingsley the subject of this non fiction story Born in 1862 Mary lived a very lonely childhood caring for her ailing mother and taking care of everything that needed to be done in the house She never went to school and she hadn't any friends but she somehow learned to read Books were her companions When her parents died Mary set out on her own She was a spunky brave strong determined amazing single woman who travelled in West Africa to learn what she could about the country and its people It was a very uncommon thing for women to be explorers then but she gained broadened people's knowledge about the African culture Nicely illustrated picture book