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Annick Press Spring 2017

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    Guided Reading Level: Y Lexile measure: 1190L
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10 Routes That Crossed the World
By (author): Gillian Richardson Illustrated by: Kim Rosen
Gillian Richardson ,

Illustrated by :

Kim Rosen


Annick Press - Toronto



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


Young Adult : Age (years) 9 - 12
Apr 11, 2017
$14.95 CAD


9.5in x 7.25 x 0.4 in | 460 gr

Page Count:

164 pages
Annick Press
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / Exploration & Discovery
  • Short Description
Vivid storytelling brings to life the pathways of world history.
Vivid storytelling brings to life the pathways of world history. Written for middle-grade readers, 10 Routes That Crossed the World explores famous roads, trails, and pathways across the globe that have played a significant role in human history. Chapter subjects include the first crossing of humans into North America across the Bering Strait; the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain and its importance to pilgrims for centuries; how the Inca Trail in Peru helped both build an empire and facilitate its destruction; the war-torn Khyber Pass connecting Afghanistan and Pakistan; the building of the Trans-Siberian Railroad under extreme conditions; the short but treacherous Chilkoot Trail, which led hopeful gold prospectors to riches; and the Serengeti migration trail, traveled by millions of animals and Maasai people for generations. Dramatic fictionalized stories with accompanying artwork open each chapter, and colorful pages include a variety of archival and modern photos.

- Fourth book in award-winning World of Tens series - Companion to 10 Plants That Shook the World, 10 Rivers That Shaped the World, and 10 Ships That Rocked the World - Previous books in the series have won the Green Book Festival Award, Eureka Honor Award (California Reading Association), and de Bary Children’s Science Book Award - A unique way to introduce middle readers to world history and geography - Dramatic storytelling and lively, informative writing bring history to life - Vibrant design features striking artwork, maps, and a variety of photos and archival images - Features stories from almost every continent, spanning from prehistory to today - An excellent resource for school reports as well as for browsing - Includes bibliography, further reading, and index

Gillian Richardson has written seventeen books for children, including 10 Ships That Rocked the World, 10 Plants That Shook the World, and Kaboom! Explosions of All Kinds. She lives in the British Columbia interior.

Kim Rosen has illustrated for magazines and newspapers including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, TIME, The Washington Post, and The Globe and Mail, as well as corporate clients including Starbucks and American Express. She illustrated the three previous books in the World of Tens series. Kim lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Awards and reviews for 10 Plants That Shook the World *Eureka Honor Award, California Reading Association *de Bary Children’s Science Book Award *Best Books for Kids and Teens 2013, starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre *2014 Green Book Festival Award *2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award finalist *Cybils Award nomination “An intriguing and well-designed study of the ways plants have helped start wars, cure diseases, and advance technology.”—Publishers Weekly *starred review Reviews for 10 Ships That Rocked the World “Highly readable … an excellent resource … a solid title for any school and public library.”—CM?Reviews “Lively and accessible.”—Hakai Magazine Awards and reviews for Kaboom! Explosions of All Kinds *American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award *Best Books List, Canadian Children’s Book Centre *Silver Birch Award finalist, Ontario Library Association *Rocky Mountain Book Award nomination *Red Cedar Information Book Award nomination “Richardson’s writing style will appeal to readers. Educational and appealing. Highly recommended.”—CM Magazine “An engrossing attention-getter, effectively tapping the sensationalism of all types of blasts.”—School Library Journal

“A mostly satisfying mix of history and geography for the curious armchair traveler.”

- Kirkus Reviews, 03/01/17


- School Library Journal, 04/17

“A good choice for nonfiction readers and armchair travelers.”

- School Library Connection, 11/17

“An excellent resource for research and teaching. As with its companions in the series, 10 Routes that Changed the World informs and also instils more wonder (and sometimes sorrow) at the world around us, and is indeed, as Richardson’s dedication hopes it would be, a book for those who blaze trails, and for the curious who follow them.”

- CM Reviews, 09/22/17

“An excellent addition to library collections. More than a book of facts, it also inspires wonder at human ingenuity.”

- Canadian Children’s Books News, Fall/17

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