Born for adventure

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Marshall Cavendish,
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1st ed.

When young Tom Ormsby cons his way onto the great explorer Henry Morton Stanley's "Relief of Emin Pasha Expedition" in 1887, he's looking for adventure. But he has no idea what lies ahead of him. From the exotic bazaars of Zanzibar to the mouth of the Congo River and beyond, Tom soon learns he's signed on for more than the rescue of the mysterious Pasha. He's on a journey through the ravishing beauty and brutality of a jungle world peopled by slavers, warring tribes, cannibals, and colonial masters--all jockeying for survival in 19th-century Africa.

As Karr follows Tom's remarkable three-year trek, she raises some provocative questions about slavery, the right of one country to impose its cultural imperatives on another, and the arrogance that can prevent a man from achieving his ultimate goal. Startling, scary, and surprising, this true story takes the reader deep into the heart of the African past.

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display_description In 1887, as assistant to Henry Morton Stanley, renowned explorer of the African continent, sixteen-year-old Tom Ormsby makes a perilous trek to help rescue the kidnapped Emin Pasha, learning much about leadership, African people, and himself along the way.
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subject_facet Action and adventure fiction, Africa, Central -- Fiction, Africa, Central -- History -- 1884-1960 -- Juvenile fiction, Emin Pasha Relief Expedition -- (1887-1889) -- Juvenile fiction, Fiction, Leadership -- Fiction, Leadership -- Juvenile fiction, Stanley, Henry M. -- (Henry Morton), -- 1841-1904 -- Juvenile fiction, Voyages and travels -- Fiction, Voyages and travels -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Born for adventure
title_full Born for adventure / Kathleen Karr
title_short Born for adventure
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