Christopher Columbus and the Great Voyage of Discovery: With a Message from President George Bush

Christopher Columbus and the Great Voyage of Discovery: With a Message from President George Bush

by JoAnne B. Weisman, Kenneth M. Deitch, Marion Eldridge
     
 

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Gr 3-6-- One of many new biographies available to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Columbus's voyages to the New World. The stylized full-page color drawings, the large print, and half-page text all make this book an attractive introduction to Columbus's most important voyage. However, students who can handle the vocabulary are likely to be put off by the picture book format. For the most part, the narrative is objective, but omits some less appealing details. Deitch states that Columbus and his men learned from the Native Americans, but does not mention the Spaniards' mistreatment of them, nor does it discuss Columbus's not finding the Indies, a bitter disappointment that plagued him all his life. This book is similar in size and format to Christopher Columbus (Silver Burdett, 1985) by Lino Monchieri, but that narrative is almost exclusively fictional dialogue. Without an index and with a minimal list of sources, Deitch's book won't be useful for research. It may, however, attract the unitiated to the life of a courageous and determined explorer. --Phyllis Graves, Creekwood Middle Sch., Kingwood, TX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781878668011
Publisher:
History Compass, LLC
Publication date:
09/01/1990
Series:
Picture-Book Biography Series
Pages:
40
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

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