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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This is a great Historical Fiction book. It allows readers to know what it was like to be an explorer during time of European exploration in 1400's. High school and middle school students will enjoy this book.


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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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