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Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?by Jean Fritz
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"In a simple, short biography of Columbus she has been extraordinarily successful in extracting the essence of the man."—The Horn Book
Christopher Columbus thought he knew where he was going. He had planned to be the first to cross the ocean and reach the rich lands of the Indies. And when he returned to Spain, he insisted to everyone who would listen that he'd succeeded. But that wasn't exactly true. Little did Columbus know that his mistake would come to be known as America!
"Fritz's unconventional look at the great explorer who accidently discovered the New World reveals the navigator's obstinate as well as his visionary side."—School Library Journal
Learn all about Christopher Columbus' early life at sea, which led him to seek fortune by sailing west in hopes of creating new trade routes with the Indies. Kids will read about why he called himself the "Great Admirald of the Seas" and learn of all his struggles to find finacial support for his voyage.
"In a simple, short biography of Columbus she has been extraordinarily successful in extracting the essence of the man." — The Horn Book. "Fritz's unconventional look at the great explorer who accidently discovered the New World reveals the navigator's obstinate as well as his visionary side." — School Library Journal
About the Author
Considered the top biographer writing for young people, Jean Fritz grew up in China. She was awarded a National Humanities Medal in 2003 and received a Newbery Honor for Homesick: My Own Story. David Small was awarded the 2000 Caldecott Medal for So You Want to be President?. He lives in Mendon, Michigan.
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