Christopher Columbus

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Children's Literature
These short "Rookie Biographies" are perfect for emergent readers. They feature people in the news as well as famous men and women of the past. Christopher Columbus was originally from Italy, but when he "discovered" America he was sailing for Spain. The ocean fascinated him and he learned to sail and navigate. He was intrigued by what Marco Polo had written about the Indies. He wanted to reach these rich spice lands by sailing west rather than making an arduous trek overland to the east. They sailed for many, many days and his crew grew afraid, but Columbus assured them that they would reach land. Finally they sighted an island populated by the Taino people who he called Indians because he thought that he had reached India. This version of the story is truly barebones and tells nothing of the horrors that came along with Columbus' arrival in the Americas. Some mention should be made that all did not end well for the Natives and that Columbus was hardly a hero. Since there were no photographs at that time, the book is illustrated with reproductions of engravings, and paintings and some original artwork. There is a pictorial words to know section at the end of the text, an index and a brief blurb about the author. 2003, Children's Press, Ages 5 to 7.
— Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-A small-format biography that's suitable for beginning readers with little or no background knowledge. Wade provides a basic outline of who Columbus was, what inspired him to explore, and why. The contributions of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain, the composition of the crew, arrival and contact with the natives on the island, and his return to Spain are mentioned. The simple text with one to four lines per page is accompanied by an assortment of unattributed artwork in a variety of mediums, including bright paintings, pencil-and-ink drawings, and photographs. There is no map to indicate where Columbus may have landed in the Caribbean. Students seeking biographies will probably want more information than is provided here.-Christine E. Carr, Lester C. Noecker Elementary School, Roseland, NJ Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531212028
  • Publisher: C. Press/F. Watts Trade
  • Publication date: 9/1/2014
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 336,111
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2008

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    this book can help kids on their reaserch paper!!! I kNOW THIS BECAUSE I AM 15. this book gives alot of detales.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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