Synopses & Reviews
Jean Fritz, the outstanding biographer for young people, shows us the dangers, real and imaginery, faced by the early explorers when they ventured into the unknown. From Henry the Navigator and Christopher Columbus to Vasco da Gama and Ponce de Leon, Fritz's lively anecdotal style brings these remarkable men to life.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -124) and index.
About the Author
Jean Fritz, the Newbery Honor-winning author of Homesick, is best known for her engaging and enlightening nonfiction for young readers, including What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?, And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?, and Shh! We're Writing the Constitution. She was honored with the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature by the New York State Library Association, and won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her career contribution to American children's literature.
Table of Contents
Before the explorers -- Prince Henry the Navigator - Bartholomew Diaz -- Christopher Columbus -- Vasco da Gama -- Pedro Alvares Cabral -- John Cabot -- Amerigo Vespucci -- Juan Ponce de Leâon -- Vasco Nâuänez de Balboa -- Ferdinand Magellan -- After Magellan.