Christopher Columbus New world explorer or fortune hunter?

Jessica Gunderson

Book - 2014

"Explores the life of Christopher Columbus through his exploration of the New World"--Provided by publisher.

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Series
Fact finders. Perspectives on history.
Subjects
Published
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2014.
©2014
Language
English
Physical Description
32 pages : chiefly color illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781476502427
1476502420
9781476534060
1476534063
Main Author
Jessica Gunderson (-)
  • Who was Christopher Columbus
  • Sailing dreams
  • Journey to the unknown
  • The lure of gold
  • Trouble in the colonies
  • Columbus' legacy.
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 3–5—"Benedict Arnold has been remembered as both a hero and a villain. What do you think?" With clarity and insight, this series shows just how slippery the slope between fame and infamy can be. With a focus on the subjects' motives, the authors present information without bias-explaining, for example, that Benedict Arnold betrayed the Colonies because he became bitter after his former supporter General Washington "issued a public reprimand about Arnold's behavior." The authors leave it up to readers to decide which side of the moral divide the men come down on. Bold, dynamic layouts attract the eye, while the colorful, high-resolution illustrations and photographs are perfect complements to the texts. Final sections encourage even more critical thinking and Common Core-relevant activities. [Page 57]. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Explores the life of Christopher Columbus through his exploration of the New World.

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"Explores the life of Christopher Columbus through his exploration of the New World"--Provided by publisher.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Great explorer and sailor. Hungry for riches and gold. Views about Christopher Columbus have changed over time. But who was the real Christopher Columbus? Explore Columbus's life throughout his journeys to the New World. Then decide for yourself whether he was a hero or villain.