Introduces explorer Christopher Columbus, describing the near-death experience that led to his career as a mapmaker, his dream of finding a western route to the Indies, and his accidental discovery of the Americas.
Loads of information are packed into each title of this series about world inventors and innovative thinkers, including time lines, sidebars, a glossary, maps, rare photographs, and world-class writing that makes these books accessible and dramatic.
This lively, interactive series will enthrall young and reluctant readers by making them part of the story, inviting them to become the main character and revel in the gory, dark, horrific side of life throughout important eras in history.
A latest entry in the popular series offers insight into the historical events that prompted Columbus' efforts to establish new trade routes to the Indies, his struggles to obtain financial support for his voyages and the important discoveries that caused him to become known as the "Great Admiral of the Seas."
A title by an award-winning author concentrates less on Christopher Columbus and more on the location, habitat, and fauna found during his discovery of the Americas, casting the past in a whole new light.