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Spice and the Devil's Cave

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Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco da Gama, and other fifteenth-century adventurers spring to life in this thrilling tale of the competition between Portugal and the Venetian Republic to discover an all-sea trade route leading to the spices of India. In the Lisbon workshop of banker and navigation enthusiast Abel Zakuto, a group of intrepid explorers gather to discuss the possibility of finding a way around the stormy tip of Africa — the Devil's Cave.

Author Agnes Danforth Hewes won the first of her three Newbery Honor awards with this book, which was praised by The New York Times as "one of those engrossing works of historical fiction whose appeal is nearly universal . . . a colorful history of a far-reaching commercial struggle and a vivid drama of individual hopes and aspirations." Enchanting woodcuts by Lynd Ward illustrate this gripping adventure, which is suitable for grades 7 and up and will delight readers of all ages.

Synopsis:

Magellan, da Gama, and other 15th-century explorers spring to life in this Newbery-honored tale of the race between Portugal and Venice to control the sea route to India. Illustrations by Lynd Ward.

Synopsis:

Magellan, da Gama, and other 15th-century explorers spring to life in this Newbery-honored tale of the race between Portugal and the Venetian Republic to control the sea route to India. Lynd Ward's enchanting woodcuts illustrate this gripping adventure, hailed by The New York Times as "a colorful history" and "a vivid drama."

About the Author

Agnes Danforth Hewes (1874-1963) was born in Tripoli to missionary parents and her formative years in Lebanon inspired a lifelong love of foreign cultures. She was awarded the Newbery Honor for Glory of the Seas (1934) and The Codfish Musket (1937) as well as for Spice and the Devil's Cave (1931).

American artist and storyteller Lynd Ward (1905-85) illustrated more than 200 juvenile and adult books, working in wood engraving, watercolors, oil, and lithography. He is particularly famous for his woodcut-illustrated wordless novels, the precursors to today's graphic novels.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486492872
Author:
Hewes, Agnes Danforth
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Ward, Lynd
Subject:
Historical / Exploration & Discovery
Subject:
Magellan
Subject:
Newberry
Subject:
award winner
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Exploration and Discovery
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
28
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 9

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Magellan, da Gama, and other 15th-century explorers spring to life in this Newbery-honored tale of the race between Portugal and Venice to control the sea route to India. Illustrations by Lynd Ward.
"Synopsis" by ,
Magellan, da Gama, and other 15th-century explorers spring to life in this Newbery-honored tale of the race between Portugal and the Venetian Republic to control the sea route to India. Lynd Ward's enchanting woodcuts illustrate this gripping adventure, hailed by The New York Times as "a colorful history" and "a vivid drama."
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