Biography Of The Seaman And Explorer Who Became The First Man From England To Sail Around The World.
Children's LiteratureAdventure-loving children will enjoy this excellent overview of the life of the English seafarer who became the first man from England to travel around the world by ship. The title "Sir" was bestowed upon Drake by the Queen in the winter of 1580 when he returned to England with treasure he had plundered on her behalf. Discover many other facts about this pirate's adventures in this easy-to-read book about one of the world's most famous early explorers. The large print text is interlaced with numerous eye-catching illustrations. The compact size and length make this a wonderful book for a child to pick up, put down and still get something out of! The final three pages contain a time line, a glossary of words that are presented in bold text throughout the book and groups of related printed material and Web-sites for further research. Educators will find this book a valuable social studies resource, teaching world history through a biography. The author has written nonfiction books for the library and schools markets, including two dozen books and various newspaper and magazine articles, short stories, anthologies, plays and poetry. This book is part of the "Discover the Life of an Explorer" series that also includes titles about Hernan Cortes, Francisco Pizarro and James Cook. 2003, Rourke Publishing LLC,
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