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- DescriptionCombining history with culture, the ocean with exploration, and risk with triumph this rich offering is the only picture book account of Thor Heyerdahl's world-famous Kon-Tiki expedition, during which he sailed a raft 5,000 miles from the coast of South America to the islands of the South Pacific. Author Deborah Kogan Ray clearly and succinctly sets up how Norwegian anthropologist Heyerdahl became convinced that ancient Peruvians arrived in the South Pacific via raft, why he wanted to re-create the voyage, and how he planned for it. She uses primary-source quotations on each spread to shore up the factual history of the events portrayed in the book. Her illustrations add emotion to this harrowing journey.
- Author BiographyDeborah Kogan Ray has illustrated many books for children and particularly enjoys depicting the natural world as she did in such books as Apple Picking Time (Crown) and Jackrabbit (Crown). She lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Author(s)Deborah Kogan Ray
- PublisherCharlesbridge Publishing,U.S.
- Date of Publication27/10/2015
- SubjectPicture Books
- Place of PublicationWatertown
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCharlesbridge Publishing,U.S.
- Out-of-print date03/08/2016
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight431 g
- Width279 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine8 mm
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