The Picture History of Great Explorers by Gillian Clements


The Picture History of Great Explorers by Gillian Clements

This is a fun, informative, chronological guide to the history of world explorers. The book begins with the ancient explorers, such as Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, through to Magellan and Drake, and comes right up to the present day with Ranulph Fiennes. Each page puts an explorer in the context of his or her own time, with details of other important contemporary events and figures, the new inventions which were the springboards for their adventures, and the world regions which were capturing people's imagination at that time. Gillian Clements includes the reasons behind exploration, and how technology and exploration have gone hand-in-hand throughout history. She combines entertaining fact and historical information with eye-catching illustration.


[Gillian Clements] studied illustration under Raymong Briggs, and clearly shares her mentor's skill in the use of the cartoon format for storytelling Books for Keeps This pictorial romp through history is full of interesting information told in both the main text and the picture-laden pages... There are cross-curricular nuggets of information that will tempt readers to delve deeper School Librarian

About the Author

Gillian Clements was born in Sussex and grew up mainly on a farm. After studying Geography at Newcastle University, she took a degree course in Illustration under Raymond Briggs at Brighton Polytechnic. Since graduating she has written and illustrated manypopular books for Macmillan, Franklin Watts, A&C Black and Scholastic as well as Frances Lincoln. She now lives in Hereford. Her books for Frances Lincoln are A Picture History of Great Buildings, A Picture History of Great Explorers and A Picture History of Great Inventors.

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96 pages
Interest Age: From 7 To 10


Gillian Clements
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Publication date

1st April 2006



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