Pedro's Journal: A Voyage with Christopher Columbus, August 3, 1492-February 14, 1493

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Caroline House, 1991 - Juvenile Fiction - 80 pages
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Pedro can read and write better than any boy in the small Spanish town of Palos. That's why Christopher Columbus signs him on as part of his crew of the Santa Maria. The young Pedro records his adventures in a journal, where he also keeps sketches of what he sees during the treacherous journey across the Atlantic. Award-winning author Pam Conrad and illustrator Peter Koeppen create a thrilling and believable re-creation of one boy's account of this epic voyage.

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PEDRO'S JOURNAL: A Voyage with Christopher Columbus, August 3, 1492-February 14, 1493

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Chosen for his ability to read and write, young Pedro de Salcedo becomes a ship's boy on the Santa Maria—and keeps a diary of his own on the expedition, recounting the voyage across the Atlantic and ... Read full review

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User Review  - ElizaJane - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review


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Pam Conrad (deceased) has written many outstanding novels for young people, including Stonewords and Prairie Songs, which won the 1986 International Reading Association's Children's Book Award.

Peter Koeppen (deceased) is the illustrator of A Swinger of Birches: Poems of Robert Frost for Young People, which became an American Book Awards Nominee.

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