Who Was Ferdinand Magellan?

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When Portuguese sailor Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Spain in 1519, he believed he could get to the Spice Islands by sailing west through or around the New World. He was right, but what he didn't know was that the treacherous voyage would take him three years and cost him his life. Black-and-white line drawings illustrate Magellan's life and voyage, with sidebars and a time line that enhance readers' understanding of the period.
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When Portuguese sailor Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Spain in 1519, he believed he could get to the Spice Islands by sailing west through or around the New World. He was right, but what he didn't know was that the treacherous voyage would take him three years and cost him his life. Black-and-white line drawings illustrate Magellan's life and voyage, with sidebars and a time line that enhance readers' understanding of the period.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756946159
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Series: Who Was...? Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 506,918
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Who Was Ferdinand Magellan? 1
The Boy Becomes a Man 3
War Hero 18
A New King Listens 23
Getting Ready 33
Tricky Seas 45
Frozen In 58
The Pacific 70
The Crossing 80
The Last Battle 89
End of the Journey 96
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2008

    Who Was Ferdinand Magellan

    I read Who Was Ferdinand Magellan and really enjoyed it. I learned a lot about Magellan in this. This was a great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2007

    very good!

    i like this book it is very good you should read it if you are between the ages of 10 and 12 it is a very interesting book.

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