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

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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.

Praise For…


* "Fascinating. . . . A superb snapshot of an adventurer."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A swashbuckling adventure."—School Library Journal

"Enthralling."—Publishers Weekly

* "A compelling narrative with important facts."—School Library Connection, starred review

"With a focus on mystery, peril, and adventure, this inviting biography should easily pique the curiosity of the elementary-school set."—Booklist

An Amazon Best Book of the Year

Praise for Greg Pizzoli's Tricky Vic:

Selected for The New York Times ten Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2015

Selected for Amazon's Best Books of the Year list

Selected for the American Library Association's Notable Children's Books List

"Splendid. . . . Loaded with facts but with good storytelling and high-level illustration. . . . I’m thrilled that Pizzoli has chosen to present [Tricky Vic's] story so compellingly to our nation’s children."—The New York Times

"Intriguing."—The Wall Street Journal

"What a con job! I mean that in the best possible way. Vic was tricky but so is Greg Pizzoli. His storytelling and mixed-media artwork is rendered with expert sleight of hand."—Lane Smith, author/illustrator of It's a Book and the Caldecott Honor book Grandpa Green

"It's hard enough to make a well-told story out of real-life things—it’s almost unfair that he could also make it this pretty."—Jon Klassen, author and illustrator of the Caldecott Medal winner This Is Not My Hat

* "An appealingly colorful, deadpan account of a remarkably audacious and creative criminal."—Kirkus Reviewsstarred review

* "What a fabulous story."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Booksstarred review


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