Away with Words: The Daring Story Of Isabella Bird

Away with Words: The Daring Story Of Isabella Bird


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An inspirational picture book biography for readers seeking adventure-filled girl power stories. Perfect for Women’s History Month!

“Sure to inspire the explorers of tomorrow.” —BookPage

“Isabella Bird was like a wild vine stuck in a too-small pot. She needed more room. She had to get out. She had to explore.”

Exploring was easier said than done in Victorian England. But Isabella persisted, and with each journey, she breathed in new ways to see and describe everything around her. Question by question, word by word, Isabella bloomed. First, out in the English countryside. Then, off to America and Canada. And eventually, around the world, to Africa, Asia, Australia, and more.

This dashing picture book biography about the first female member of the Royal Geographic Society takes readers around the world with a daring nineteenth-century female explorer and author. Kristy Caldwell’s detailed illustrations illuminate Bird’s travels around the world, and Lori Mortensen’s back matter, author’s note, and bibliography will satisfy the curiosity of readers who want to learn more.


Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People —NCSS/CBC
Parents’ Choice Recommended Award —Parents’ Choice Foundation

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682630051
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/01/2019
Pages: 36
Sales rank: 839,889
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

About the Author

A former high school dance teacher and sign language interpreter, Lori Mortensen is the author of over 70 books and over 350 stories and articles.

Kristy Caldwell received an MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts.

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