15th century Europe comes alive in this bright story of the world and life of Christopher Columbus. What did towns look like then? What did homes look like then? What did the Europeans imagine about the world they lived in?
Most school children know that Christopher Columbus "discovered" America. But do they every stop to imagine what he was like as a boy or what it was like to have the dream of sailing out in search of gold and new lands but needing to convince the important people, the king and queen that the adventure was worth investing in.
This would be a great pairing with Jane Yolen's ENCOUNTER. There is no "single story" here. It's a mix of perspectives and overcoming obstacles and is a great road map for children to see the truth of what it takes to make something happen.
40 pages Ages 7-10 978-0679806288
Recommended by: Barb