Henry Hudson: English Explorer of the Northwest Passage (Library of Explorers and Exploration Series) by Josepha Sherman, Audiobook (CD) | Barnes & Noble
Henry Hudson: English Explorer of the Northwest Passage

Henry Hudson: English Explorer of the Northwest Passage

by Josepha Sherman
     
 

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The Library of Explorers and Exploration™

Primary sources make these fascinating books unique. The titles in this visually stunning new biography series will provide middle school readers with an understanding of each explorer's life and achievements. Primary source documents such as journal entries, maps, and letters supplement engaging and detailed prose

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The Library of Explorers and Exploration™

Primary sources make these fascinating books unique. The titles in this visually stunning new biography series will provide middle school readers with an understanding of each explorer's life and achievements. Primary source documents such as journal entries, maps, and letters supplement engaging and detailed prose to explain the voyages and the impact they had on society and history.

This series' supports the social studies curriculum for: European exploration of the Americas; People, places and environment

Guided only by legendary stories and unfinished fifteenth-century maps, Henry Hudson set out to search for the sea route through what was thought to be a polar passage to Asia. An English navigator in search of the riches of the Orient for the Dutch East India Company, Hudson got more than he bargained for on what was to become his last voyage in 1610. Young people will enjoy this fascinating biography, complete with primary source quotations from Hudson’s ship logs.

"This series titles will provide attractive overview resources for that ubiquitous explorer report. the set has a unified old manuscript appearance with pages printed with full bleeds. Each of the handsome two-page layouts serves as a chapter with one page devoted to illustrations: maps, photos, or drawings from stock archival sources. A summarizing timeline, and index are included." - Library Talk

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4–7—Josepha Sherman has done an admirable job piecing together the facts of Henry Hudson's four attempts to find the elusive Northwest Passage in this biography (Rosen, 2002). The early explorers hoped to establish a new trade route. Using the sketchy, primary source documents available, including Hudson's ship logs, the author often must use qualifiers in the text, guessing at the circumstances or motivations. Even the dramatic conclusions of ice and mutiny only speculate about Hudson's fate. Narrator Eileen Stevens maintains a pleasant and even voice throughout, describing how Hudson lost favor with England and was enlisted by the Dutch East India Company to continue his search. The quotes from primary sources are read as "notes" and "end notes" to delineate the difference in the texts. However, the audio version loses too much when the book's maps and illustrations are omitted.—Debbie Whitbeck, West Ottawa Public Schools, Holland, MI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455805334
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
01/28/2011
Series:
The Library of Explorers and Exploration Series
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
7.12(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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