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The Age of Exploration: Totally Getting Lost (Epic Fails #4)

The Age of Exploration: Totally Getting Lost (Epic Fails #4)

Epic Fails (Volume 4)

Erik Slader and Ben Thompson; illustrations by Tim Foley

Roaring Brook Press


Christopher Columbus is one of the most famous explorers of all time, but he was neither the first nor last adventurer to ever stumble upon a great discovery. From the Silk Road of Asia to the icy shores of Antarctica, our knowledge of the world today is in large part due to several intrepid pioneers, risking life and limb for the sake of exploration. After all, setting off into the dark unknown requires an enormous amount of bravery. But every explorer quickly learns that courage and curiosity aren’t enough to save you if you can’t read a map or trespass on somebody else’s land!

In this fourth installment of the Epic Fails series, authors Erik Slader and Ben Thompson introduces readers to an international cast of trailblazers and details every mutiny, wrong turn, and undiscovered city of gold behind the age of exploration.


Lost at Sea

If at first you don’t succeed … You’re not the only one. In fact, you’re in pretty good company.

The Age of Exploration was an era of discovery. Fearless...

Praise for The Age of Exploration: Totally Getting Lost (Epic Fails #4)

Praise for The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving into History:

"[A] tribute to the spirit of invention." — Booklist

"A fact-filled title sure to boost the confidence of aspiring inventors. . . VERDICT An informative and humorous addition to middle school STEM biography collections." — School Library Journal

"Information-book fans and skeptics alike will want to get in on the ground floor of this promising new series." — The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB)


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Erik Slader and Ben Thompson; illustrations by Tim Foley

Erik Slader is the creator of “Epik Fails of History” a blog (and podcast) about the most epic fails...of history. With Ben Thompson, Erik is the coauthor of the Epic Fails book series, including The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving Into History and Race to Space: Countdown to Liftoff.

Ben Thompson is the author of over a dozen books on various awesome historical subjects including the Guts & Glory series, and has appeared on television programs for the History Channel, Discovery, and the American Heroes Channel. He has written for Cracked, Fangoria, Soldier of Fortune, and The American Mustache Institute, currently owns four swords (if you count a letter opener shaped like Glamdring the Foe-Hammer), and can occasionally beat the Star Wars Trilogy arcade game with a single quarter.

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Photo courtesy of Thais Melo
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Photo courtesy of Kory Torjussen

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