Christopher Columbus (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 3 Book)

Christopher Columbus (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 3 Book)

by Stephen Krensky
     
 

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Illus. in full color. Youngsters can celebrate the 500th anniversary of Columbus's fateful voyage with this dramatic, easy-to-read account of a pivotal moment in American history. "

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Illus. in full color. Youngsters can celebrate the 500th anniversary of Columbus's fateful voyage with this dramatic, easy-to-read account of a pivotal moment in American history. "

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Enlivened by attractive full-color artwork, including maps and a cutaway view of the ship, the straightforward account is a good choice at this reading level."--Booklist.  
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-- Describing Columbus's first voyage, Krensky writes in the present tense and asks a number of questions, such as ``What if the wind stops blowing?'' to make readers aware of the reasons for the sailors' fears and of Columbus's courage in attempting the trip. He includes some facts about the crew and shipboard life. The writing is clear and objective, with no fictionalization. It is less choppy than many beginning readers, but is easy enough for the intended audience. Green's watercolor illustrations include maps showing the world of 1492 and that of today. Unfortunately some of the colors are poorly reproduced, so that the Indians and several of the Spaniards appear to have blue hair. Vicki Liestman's Columbus Day (Carolrhoda, 1991) contains more information about the reasons for the voyage and the Spaniards' treatment of the Indians. Krensky's book adds little that is new to the growing body of books about Columbus, but it is an acceptable purchase for collections in which there is a demand for easy biographies. --Jean H. Zimmerman, Willett School, South River, NJ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679803690
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/28/1991
Series:
Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 3 Book
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
117,371
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile:
370L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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Enlivened by attractive full-color artwork, including maps and a cutaway view of the ship, the straightforward account is a good choice at this reading level."—Booklist.  

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