Christopher Columbus: The Life of a Master Navigator and Explorer

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The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc, Jan 15, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 48 pages
Presented in a lively, full-color graphic-novel style, history comes alive in this groundbreaking curriculum-based series, developed with special consideration for the high-low reader. From the content areas of American history, European history, and ancient history, readers will marvel at the conflicts, triumphs, struggles, and accomplishments of these key historical figures. Each title in the series includes historical background text, maps, primary source images, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. These titles are sure to be received warmly by students, teachers, and librarians alike. Before Christopher Columbus's voyages to the West Indies and Central and South America, Europeans knew nothing of the Americas in the New World. His four journeys, beginning in 1492 and ending in 1504, blazed a sea route west across the Atlantic Ocean that pioneered world exploration for years to come. This well-paced account captures Columbus's determination and courage as he led his crews into both unknown waters and unfamiliar native civilizations.

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Jackie Gaff has over 20 years' experience in illustrated books for children. Previously a nonfiction editor, she is now a full-time author with a real commitment to, and enthusiasm for, creating books that children both want and are able to read. Gaff is also the author of three other I Wonder Why books: I Wonder Why Fish Grew Legs, I Wonder Why Mountains Have Snow on Top, and I Wonder Why the Sahara Is Cold at Night.

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