Columbus

Book cover: 'Columbus'
Author(s): 
Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
Copyright: 
1955
Publisher: 
Beautiful Feet Books
Binding: 
Softcover
Number of pages: 
60 pages
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This is another great biography by the D'Aulaire's. Well told and beautifully illustrated, this book will introduce you to Columbus' boyhood dreams, some of the reasons why he (and others) believed the earth was round, his early sailing days and interest in the tales of Leif Ericson, and of course the story of his family, his long quest for sponsorship of his desired trip and finally his voyages to America. Most adults don't know as much about Columbus as your children can learn from this story.

Review Date: 
1999
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