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Animals Christopher Columbus Saw: An Adventure in the New World
     

Animals Christopher Columbus Saw: An Adventure in the New World

by Sandra Markle
 

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In this series by award-winning author Sandra Markle, famous explorers take a back seat to the animals they encountered along the way. While nothing about Christopher Columbus' journey was expected, he couldn't have imagined feasting on roasted lizard! Through nimble writing and beautiful paintings, this series casts the past in a whole new light!

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In this series by award-winning author Sandra Markle, famous explorers take a back seat to the animals they encountered along the way. While nothing about Christopher Columbus' journey was expected, he couldn't have imagined feasting on roasted lizard! Through nimble writing and beautiful paintings, this series casts the past in a whole new light!

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Children's Literature - Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger
The text of this book takes young readers and listeners along the journey Columbus made to the New World and introduces them to the animals and other creatures he met along the way. Readers meet birds that flew alongside the ships, cats and rats that lived on the ships, bugs that infested the stored food on the ships, and shipworms that attacked the ships. Once Columbus and his men made landfall, they met lizards, parrots, and iguanas. A coral reef, really a large group of animals called coral polyps, sank the Santa Maria off the shore, so Columbus and his men carried the supplies aboard the other ship . Columbus founded a colony on Espanola. On the trip home, the Nina's crew caught a huge shark. Once they returned to Spain, Columbus and his crew were greeted by birds and animals from his native land, as well as the king and queen. The information is engagingly presented; however, the dark and detailed background makes it very difficult to read the small print on the page. Reviewer: Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452108759
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
07/22/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
File size:
8 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Sandra Markle is a former elementary school science teacher, a nationally known science education consultant, and the author of many award-wining books for children. Animals Christopher Columbus Saw was inspired by her own experiences.

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