Pedro's Journal

Pedro's Journal

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Overview

Written in a diary format, Pedro's Journal brings to life the story of Christopher Columbus's journey as seen through the eyes of a young boy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780590462068
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/1992
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 103,763
Product dimensions: 5.27(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.33(d)
Lexile: 1030L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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Pedro's Journal 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
ElizaJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Told in a diary format this is the story of Columbus' first voyage to the New World told through the eyes of young ship's boy. It document's well the voyage in search of a route to Asia looking for spices and silk. This is the second time I've read this book aloud and it does make for a good read aloud experience. Conrad mixes fiction with fact to portray a boy of the times who sees things that are wonderful and other things that he finds shameful. The book is a little on the "bad Spaniards/poor Indians" point of view and Columbus' Christian purposes are not brought into play in this story much at all. That aside, it is done is a respectful tone and not over the top politically correct at all. It is a short book, well written and the perfect introduction to children of the life on the high seas during the era of the great explorers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this was my first "novel" I ever read. 23 yeard old male here in the united states navy. I read this book when i was in the fourth grade I believe. Even after all these years I still remember it. Wether its because it was my first book or the quality of it, it has remained in my memories. I give it a couple of gold stars! =) a great first book for the young ones.
Kzl More than 1 year ago
It was an easy read for my daughters 5th grade class. A story to learn and think of what it "could" have been like to travel with Christopher Columbus. It opened up dialogue for the kids and parents to discuss that part of history.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is about a boy named Pedro that goes on Christopher Columbus's first Journey to America
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK IS VERY EMOTIONAL AND DESCRIPTIVE.IT HAS MANY ADVENTURES AND DISCOVERIES.WHILE READING THIS BOOK I LEARNED HOW HARD IT IS TO FACE A LONG VOYAGE. THIS IS A GREAT BOOK.YOU SHOULD READ IT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is outsanding its cool an educational i recommended for your kids
Guest More than 1 year ago
On August 3, 1492 three ships went on a voyage to go to India to get spices. They left from Spain and were off to India to get the great spices and foods. Well, Pedro, a ship boy was on the Santa Maria (a large ship). He helped out and one day one of the ships, the Nina was messed up. So, he went on it to help. They were going to send a replacement but it never came.