Woman Who Rode a Shark
Woman Who Rode a Shark

Woman Who Rode a Shark

Ailsa Ross & Amy Blackwell
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Women have gone on amazing adventures since our earlier ancestors began to walk - from Africa to ancient Mesopotamia, across the Bering Strait to North and South America, in rafts and boats from Asia to Australia. Along the way, we have solved problems and slept under stars. We have hunted, gathered, and used the night sky as a map to guide us around the
world. This children's book highlights the stories of women the history books forgot about.

Celebrating the daring pioneers who have blazed a trail on every continent, The Woman Who Rode a Shark empowers young readers to take their dreams seriously, to have the confidence to take healthy risks, and to protect the planet and their fellow citizens as they venture outside. It cheers for the girls who said, 'When I grow up I want to be a treetop explorer, a rock climber, a surfer, an aquanaut, an astronaut!' - and then went ahead and did it.

The adventurers whose stories are featured in these pages aren't all Victorian ladies from history, they are Chinese astronomers, Australian nomads, and Bolivian climbers. They are women fighting against pollution of the oceans, working for the preservation of land, language and culture, and advocating on behalf of the ignored, the invisible, the unheard. They are
the women from millennia ago who were so modern we are yet to catch up with them, and modern women today who are pushing boundaries to prove that adventure is for everyone.

Being an adventurer isn't about being rich or having lots of equipment, or about physical strength or being fearless to the point of recklessness, and it isn't about gender, proven by the incredible stories in this book.

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ISBN 9780749581145
Format Hardback
Pages 128
Publication date 31 March 2019

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