This title introduces readers to Christopher Columbus, the great explorer who opened the Americas for Western Europe. Columbus's life story is examined from his childhood to his marriage and his early adventures as a sailor. Columbus's travels are examined, including his command of Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria in his exploration of Cuba, Hispaniola, Venezuela and Jamaica while searching for China in the service of Spain's King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 9|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|Imprint||ABDO & Daughters|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||8 x 10|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||NOT AR|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Great Explorers - Horn Book Guide
Each title successfully establishes historical setting, current knowledge, and unanswered questions, setting the stage for profiling the featured explorer. Stock photography, maps, and archival images combine with dry texts to provide adequate, straightforward biographies of these men and the legacies that defined their work, whether it was trading with the East, mapping the world, or studying the depths of the ocean.