Brendan the Navigator

A History Mystery about the Discovery of America
Author(s): 
Jean Fritz
Copyright: 
1979
Publisher: 
Paperstar/ Penguin Books
Number of pages: 
32 pages
Setting: 
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Review: 

The story of Brendan the Navigator, a monk from the middle ages who is believed to have discovered America even before Lief Ericson and well-before Columbus, is fascinating - particularly in light of a recent re-enactment of the recorded trip which seems to confirm the traditions. This book covers all of these details in a manner suitable for children, but includes a few details (about the way monks are described) which are somewhat irritating). The illustrations are rather weak.

Review Date: 
9-13-2000
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