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What Columbus Found: It Was Orange, It Was Round (Ready-to-Read Series: Level 1)
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What Columbus Found: It Was Orange, It Was Round (Ready-to-Read Series: Level 1)

by Jane Kurtz, Paige Billin-Frye (Illustrator)
 

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In 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed from Spain to America. Once there he found many new things, expecially pumpkins. Read on to learn how he was able to bring Europe its very first pumpkin.

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In 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed from Spain to America. Once there he found many new things, expecially pumpkins. Read on to learn how he was able to bring Europe its very first pumpkin.

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Children's Literature
This simple rhyming text is witty and engaging. It tells that Christopher Columbus, in 1492, receives funding from the queen of Spain, sails for India and ends up in America. While there he discovers, among other things, a new vegetable. He takes his discovery back to Spain in what is described as a �lumpy, bumpy trip.� Then he plants the seeds and waits. Middle of the book pages are intriguing as they keep the reader turning pages to find out what will come from the growing seeds. An �ah-ha� feeling is achieved when the reader learns that the final products are pumpkins. The last few pages stress how pumpkins are used and that readers can remember where they first were found. The book�s simple sentences in big print and the easy flowing rhyme allow readers to be successful with independent reading. Fun illustrations add to the story and provide clues to decoding. This is a Level 1 book in the �Ready-to-Read� series. Reviewer: Nancy Garhan Attebury
School Library Journal - School Library Journal

K-Gr 2- Statue of Liberty describes the history of the monument in spare prose. Bauer does a good job of linking readers to the text by describing the role schoolchildren played in raising money for the statue's pedestal. The illustrations are soft, yet colorful enough to engage the audience. In Columbus , Kurtz weaves biographical information about the man into a simple rhyming text. The gentle cartoon illustrations are bright and enjoyable.-Melissa Christy Buron, Epps Island Elementary, Houston, TX

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689867620
Publisher:
Simon Spotlight
Publication date:
09/11/2007
Series:
Ready-to-Read Series: Level 1
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
4.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Amy June Bates has illustrated many books for children, including Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight by Kathleen Krull, The Dog Who Belonged to No One by Amy Hest and You Can Do It! by Tony Dungy. She graduated from Brigham Young University and now lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, with her husband and three children. Illustrating books has always been her dream.

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