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Sir Francis Drake: Circumnavigator of the Globe and Privateer for Queen Elizabeth
     

Sir Francis Drake: Circumnavigator of the Globe and Privateer for Queen Elizabeth

by Joy Paige, Eileen Stevens (Read by)
 

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The Library of Explorers and Exploration(tm)

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

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The Library of Explorers and Exploration(tm)

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. Richly illustrated with full-color maps, paintings, and other relevant images, this series offers a full-bodied portrait of noteworthy explorers and the period in which they lived.

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

Sir Francis Drake:
Sir Francis Drake, a sea captain, navigator, privateer, politician, and slave-driver, led a life steeped in adventure and iconoclasm. While the English regarded him as a hero, the Spanish deemed him a pirate. This biography will inform readers of Drake’s legendary—and oftentimes dubious—exploits, including leading the first English circumnavigation of the world from 1577-1580.

“Each book is refreshingly frank offering a ‘warts and all’ portrait. RECOMMENDED.” – Booklist

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - Audio
Gr5–8—Francis Drake, "master thief of the unknown world," was both the most famous man in England and the subject of much criticism. The first explorer to circumnavigate the world, he was a pirate, a friend of Queen Elizabeth, powerful, and dangerous. Not much is known of his childhood. Born in 1540, he took his first sea voyage around the age of 13. As he pillaged and plundered his way across the Spanish territories and other countries, he accumulated great wealth for England and for himself. Drake died of dysentery during his last sea voyage in 1596. Eileen Stevens reads Joy Paige's text (Rosen, 2003) in a well-paced manner. Text notes are indicated by a beep, quotes are cited, and many explanations of historical details of the time are included without disruption to Drake's life story. A chronology of events is included at the end. Purchase where there is a need for resources on explorers.—Kefira Philippe, Nichols Middle School, Evanston, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781531880101
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
10/11/2016
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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