Meet Christopher Columbus

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Random House, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 66 pages
When Christopher Columbus was young, he worked for his father, making cloth. But he did not want to be a cloth-maker all his life. He wanted to see new lands and have adventures. He wanted to be a sailor! By the time he was 25, Christopher had sailed to France, Africa, and Greece. He had seen strange cities and had had many adventures. But his greatest adventure would come when he set out for China and found a whole new world instead.

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This book was about Christopher Columbus and his journey to find India. He set out on a journey to find a shorter route to India when he discovered a land that had not been explored very much. He ... Read full review

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Meet Christopher Columbus
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James Tertius de Kay is a naval historian and the author of Monitor: The Story of the Legendary Civil War Ironclad and the Man Whose Invention Changed the Course of History and Chronicles of the Frigate Macedonian, which was praised by the New York Times as "history that reads like a historical novel." He lives in Connecticut.

John Edens is an illustrator of books for young readers. His credits include Meet Christopher Columbus by James T. de Kay, Sea of Ice: The Wreck of the Endurance by Monica Kulling, and The Time Machine by H. G. Wells.

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