Reads L to R (Western Style) for all ages.
The lives of great figures in history are full of inspiring and moving episodes. Young people especially can learn from these stories, gaining hope, courage, and even hints on how to live their own lives. Children everywhere benefit from reading about the lives of heroic achievers, and indeed, these stories are an important part of their education and growth.
Shogakukan Biographical Comics is a series of biographies of inspirational historical figures in an easy-to-read manga format. These books are as fun to read as any manga, but the stories they tell are based entirely on historical fact. Every volume includes a map and a historical timeline, rounding out a package that teaches even as it entertains.
The roller-coaster life story of the "Merchant Adventurer" who set sail for an unknown world! In 1492, Christopher Columbus was the first European to set foot on the coast of North America. In addition to being an explorer, he was also a businessman, whose goal was the riches of the New World.
About the Author
Illustrator: Ikuo Miyazoe
After working as an assistant to Osamu Tezuka, Ikuo Miyazoe debuted as a manga artist and draws many educational manga, including Shogakukan Biographical Comics.
Writer: Kensaku Saguchi
Besides creating original stories for manga, Kensaku Saguchi works in children’s literature and writes for magazines.