The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon
Get lost in this unusual and irreverent twist on a picture-book biography. Think: Indiana Jones for eight-year-olds. “Fawcett Hunters.” Glossary. Selected sources. Author’s note. Art note. Photograph of Percy Fawcett. Full-color mixed-media illustrations.
JLG Release: Sep 2017
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Awards & Honors
Amazon.com Best Books of 2017, Children’s Nonfiction
The Nonfiction Detectives, Best Nonfiction Books of 2017
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Book List, The Horn Book Magazine, Kirkus Reviews*, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal
School Library Journal
9 1/2" x 7 1/3"
Level 6.8; Points: 0.5;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 10.8; Points: 2;
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Realities and dangers of twentieth-century exploration
Percy Harrison Fawcett (1867–1925?), Travel, Brazil, Explorers of Great Britain, Biography, History, Exploration and discovery, Central and South America,