Magellan: Ferdinand Magellan and the First Trip Around the World

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Capstone, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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This beautifully designed series on the world's greatest explorers discusses their stories and the impact that they have had on the world. Students will learn the geographic, economic, and religious reasons that brought the explorers and settlers to unfamiliar regions. The problems they faced, and their goals and accomplishments, are discussed as well as their fears and superstitions. This series also looks at the impact that the explorers had on native people and the conflicts that arose. Maps and important dates are included as well as an index, glossary, and resources for additional information.

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Michael Burgan has written numerous books for children and young adults during his nearly 20 years as a freelance writer. Many of his books have focused on U.S. history, geography, and the lives of world leaders. He has also written fiction and adapted classic novels. Michael has won several awards for his writing, and his graphic novel version of the classic tale Frankenstein (Stone Arch Books) was a Junior Library Guild selection.nbsp; Michael has also worked as an editor at Weekly Reader, the classroom news magazine used in schools across the United States. Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor's degree in history. When not writing for kids, he enjoys writing plays, and his works have been staged across the United States. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his cat, Callie.

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