Sir Francis Drake and the Foundation of a World Empire

Sir Francis Drake and the Foundation of a World Empire

by Jim Gallagher

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-Two books that are accessible and well organized. The covers are attractive, showing a photo of the subject along with two related photos. The first sections offer an interesting account of the featured explorer's most famous contributions and experiences. The remaining chapters outline his life, beginning with his childhood, but stopping long enough to give young readers a glimpse of the driving force behind the individual's personality. Along the way, good-quality photographs; sidebars; and primary sources such as documents, letters, and maps help relate the facts. Although there is an array of explorer biographies out there, these books are fresh, appealing, and well written.-Betsy Barnett, Eads School District, CO Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
Explorers of the New World Series
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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