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Around the World in a Hundred Years

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Publisher Comments:

Jean Fritz brings history to life once again in 10 true tales of 15th-century European explorers?from Bartholomew Diaz and Christopher Columbus to Juan Ponce de Leon and Vasco Nu?ez de Balboa?who changed the map and left behind stories of adventure too good to miss. ?Fritz approaches Athe salient facts? with playful irreverence; accordingly, the frequently traveled material can seem refreshingly new.? ? Publishers Weekly, starred review ?AFritz? turns in a fast-paced narrative enriched and enlivened by fascinating stories and details of the sort that rarely appear in standard textbooks.? ? Kirkus Reviews, pointer review ?No one is better than Jean Fritz at making history interesting as well as comprehensible.? ? The Horn Book Jean Fritz lives in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Anthony Bacon Venti lives in Rockland, Maine.

Synopsis:

These ten true tales of 15th-century explorers bring history to life, with accounts of the exploits of Christopher Columbus, Bartholomew Diaz, Ponce de Leon, and others.

About the Author

"The question I am most often asked," Jean Fritz says, "is how do I find my ideas? The answer is: I don't. Ideas find me. A character in history will suddenly step right out of the past and demand a book. Generally people don't bother to speak to me unless there's a good chance that I'll take them on." Throughout almost four decades of writing about history, Jean Fritz has taken on plenty of people, starting with George Washington in The Cabin Faced West (1958). Since then, her refreshingly informal historical biographies for children have been widely acclaimed as "unconventional," "good-humored," "witty," "irrepressible," and "extraordinary."

In her role as biographer, Jean Fritz attempts to uncover the adventures and personalities behind each character she researches. "Once my character and I have reached an understanding," she explains, "then I begin the detective work--reading old books, old letters, old newspapers, and visiting the places where my subject lived. Often I turn up surprises and of course I pass these on." It is her penchant for making distant historical figures seem real that brings the characters to life and makes the biographies entertaining, informative, and filled with natural child appeal.

An original and lively thinker, as well as an inspiration to children and adults, Jean Fritz is undeniably a master of her craft. She was awarded the Regina Medal by the Catholic Library Association, presented with the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award by the American Library Association for her "substantial and lasting contribution to children's literature," and honored with the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature, which was presented by the New York State Library Association for her body of work.

copyright ? 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780698116382
ill.:
Venti, Anthony Bacon
Author:
Venti, Anthony Bacon
Author:
Fritz, Jean
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - History - General
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
Adventure & Adventurers
Subject:
History - Exploration & Discovery
Subject:
Discoveries in geography
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-World History
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
191
Publication Date:
19980731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.70x6.78x.34 in. .54 lbs.
Age Level:
07-11

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