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Beyond the Sea of Ice: The Voyages of Henry Hudson
     

Beyond the Sea of Ice: The Voyages of Henry Hudson

by Joan Goodman, Fernando Rangel (Illustrator)
 

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"Where Goodman's book shines is the foldout maps and diagrams of the voyages and in the journal entries by Hudson and members of his crew ... When the next group of students with an assignment on explorers descends on the library, have this useful and attractive resource on hand."
—School Library Journal

Beyond the Sea of Ice: The Voyages

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"Where Goodman's book shines is the foldout maps and diagrams of the voyages and in the journal entries by Hudson and members of his crew ... When the next group of students with an assignment on explorers descends on the library, have this useful and attractive resource on hand."
—School Library Journal

Beyond the Sea of Ice: The Voyages of Henry Hudson takes readers into a land of impenetrable fog and crushing ice, a mysterious place where lie the dreams of kings, merchants and learned geographers—a passage to the Orient.

Sailing small wooden boats well above the Arctic Circle, guided by maps and charts that were based on rumor and hope as much as fact, and surrounded by crews that shared neither his belief nor his commitment, Henry Hudson searched again and again for what was not there. In 1611, his mutinous crew set him adrift on the freezing waters of the bay that would one day bear his name.

Beyond the Sea of Ice is the story of Henry Hudson's four harrowing voyages of discovery. Bringing the skills of an experienced novelist, Goodman creates an epic narrative of Henry Hudson's passionate quest. Fernando Rangel's paintings capture the icy beauty of the North Atlantic, the lushness of the new world and the cruelty and death that accompanied a doomed voyage of discovery.

Actual entries from the journals of each voyage bring the reader directly into life at sea in the 17th century, and Mikaya Press' exclusive gatefold Read-Along Map™ allows the reader to read about the explorer's travels while following them on a map at the same time.

Editorial Reviews

National Council for the Social Studies and the Children's Book Council
Notable Children's Book in the Field of Social Studies for 2000
Book Report
[Review of hardcover edition:] The story of a man and his son set adrift in the cold Arctic waters with only a few loyal supporters is a compelling one. An engaging text, illustrations that are like oil paintings and excerpts from crewmembers' diaries make this a highly readable and informative addition to library shelves. Recommended.
Booklist
[Review of hardcover edition:] An introduction to Hudson's voyages that will spark readers' interest.... A foldout map indicating the routes of Hudson's four voyages of exploration extends beyond the pages, making it accessible to readers.... Full page, bordered paintings provide dramatic visions of events.
Horn Book Guide
[Review of hardcover edition:] [An] overview of the explorer's accomplishments and sad fate.
National Council for the Social Studies and The Ch
Notable Children's Book in the Field of Social Studies for 2000

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931414579
Publisher:
Mikaya Press
Publication date:
10/06/2015
Series:
Great Explorers Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
354,362
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

Joan Elizabeth Goodman has written four novels for young adults, including three historical novels. Fernando Rangel illustrated The Panama Canal (Mikaya Press, 1998).

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