The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon (Hardcover)

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Get ready for some spectacular nonfiction! Greg Pizolli delivers an engaging account of explorer Percy Fawcett's journey to find an ancient lost city in the center of the Brazilian rain forest. Full of facts and an interesting layout, this book will appeal to students in grades 1 and up. It's also perfect for home libraries too!

— Cathy


From an award-winning author comes a picture book biography that feels like Indiana Jones for kids

British explorer Percy Fawcett believed that hidden deep within the Amazon rainforest was an ancient city, lost for the ages. Most people didn't even believe this city existed. But if Fawcett could find it, he would be rich and famous forever. This is the true story of one man's thrilling, dangerous journey into the jungle, and what he found on his quest for the lost city of Z.

About the Author

Greg Pizzoli is an author, illustrator and screen printer from Philadelphia. His first picture book, The Watermelon Seed, was published by Disney*Hyperion Books and was the 2014 recipient of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. Greg's work has been featured in The New York Times, Communication Arts, 3x3 Magazine and he's won two Portfolio Honor Awards from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. After college, Greg spent two years as a full-time volunteer in AmeriCORPS from 2005-2006. In 2009, he received his MFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he now teaches. Greg lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two unruly cats.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780670016532
ISBN-10: 0670016535
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 13th, 2017
Pages: 48
Language: English