A Picture Book of Christopher Columbus

A Picture Book of Christopher Columbus

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Overview

Born in Genoa, Italy, in 1451, Christopher Columbus dreamed of going to sea. He knew the earth was round, and planned a voyage west into the unknown waters of the Atlantic to reach the Indies. But it wasn't until he was 41 years old that Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain gave him the funds, the three boats, and the men to make a voyage. Even though Columbus never reached the Indies, he made a more important discovery. On October 12, 1492, he landed on an island southeast of Florida. Since he thought he had reached the Indies, he named the natives Indians. Columbus made three more voyages and is credited with discovering the New World.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823409495
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 01/01/1991
Series: Picture Book Biography Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 476,046
Product dimensions: 9.48(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.11(d)
Lexile: AD800L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

David A. Adler is the author of many popular books for children, including biographies, math books, and Judaica. His strong interest in history and biography led to his bestselling Picture Book Biography series. He lives in New York State with his wife and family.

John Wallner has illustrated dozens of books for children, including David A. Adler's Honest Abe Lincoln: Easy-to-Read Stories about Abraham Lincoln, a Bank Street Best Book of the Year. Alexandra Wallner has written and illustrated many biographies for children about remarkable people, including Lucy Maud Montgomery, Grandma Moses, Abigail Adams, and Beatrix Potter. She and her husband live in Mexico and often collaborate on their books.

Alexandra Wallner has written and illustrated many biographies for children about remarkable people, including Lucy Maud Montgomery, Grandma Moses, Abigail Adams, and Beatrix Potter. She and her husband live in Mexico and often collaborate on their books.

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Picture Book of Christopher Columbus [With Hardcover Book] 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
alyssabuzbee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a very cursory biography about Christopher Columbus. It doesn't really idealize him, per se, but it certainly doesn't cover everything about him that we know now. Its a good introductory book, though.
jenvid on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This biography is a false image of who really Columbus was. I am not sure why I picked it up to read. I wonder if it was nostalgia when he used to fascinate me as a child. I may not cover him too extensively in a classroom environment. I want to teach my students fact, and I don't agree with the way Columbus was portrayed in this book.
lauraklandoll on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a short picture book about the life of Christopher Columbus. It tells us how he started in sailing and how he was able to get funding for his famous trip to discover North America.I remember reading lots of historic books about famous figures just like this one. They were short and to the point.A great book to start out students on history. This book could certainly get students interested in Christopher Columbus, as well as, sailing and the well known ships Columbus sailed.
ecugary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This picture book tells the story of Christopher Columbus¿s life which led to the discovery of what is now America. The story tells of the struggles Columbus had in his early years including losing his wife and almost dying at sea. The book recounts how many times he was turned away when he approached kings and queens about his idea to explore the west. The story also discusses the eventual success Columbus had in discovering the New World.The illustrations in this picture book are lacking. Since it was specifically referred to as a picture book, I had expectations of colorful, imaginative images that attract the readers attention. Instead, I found dull images lacking in color and imagination.This story gives a basic and accurate depiction of what Columbus¿s life entailed and introduces his New World discovery to young readers. It would make a great resource in a basic social studies lesson.
Elizabeth1977 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The story of Christopher Columbus is told in this simple picture book biography.
lekenned on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This biography was on the life of Christoper Columbus. This book could be used when teaching students about early american history, explorers, or famous people in history.
cry6546 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This biography of Christopher Columbus describes his life in a simplistic way that would be enjoyable to children. The biography gives specific events of importance from life to death. It describes why Christopher Columbus thought the world was flat, how the indian culture received their name, and how he discovered America by accident.This story had great accuracy and gave the information better than it would be given in a history book. I would definately recommend it for any age to read and get great information.A great idea would be to get print outs of a map and trace the journey of Christopher Columbus. Another idea could be to teach the saying: In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the Ocean Blue. We could then make a list of what he might have found along his journey.