Meet Christopher Columbus (Landmark Books)

By James T. De Kay

Schoolchildren may be occupied with this transparent account of Columbus's voyages and his encounters with storms, Indians, and political intrigue.  A map of the realm in Columbus's time and a close drawing of the Santa Maria upload intensity to this intriguing, real-life event tale.  

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Ny. initially released in just a little various shape via Random condominium, Inc. , in 1968. RANDOM residence and colophon are registered logos of Random residence, Inc. www. randomhouse. com/kids Educators and librarians, for various instructing instruments, stopover at us at www. randomhouse. com/teachers Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication facts De Kay, James T. Meet Christopher Columbus / written by way of James T. de Kay; illustrated by means of John Edens. p. cm. — (Landmark books) precis: An easy-to-read biography of the sailor who by no means absolutely well-known the significance of his discovery which replaced background. eISBN: 978-0-307-81494-4 1. Columbus, Christopher—Juvenile literature. 2. Explorers—America—Biography—Juvenile literature. three. Explorers—Spain—Biography—Juvenile literature. four. America—Discovery and exploration—Spanish—Juvenile literature. [1. Columbus, Christopher. 2. Explorers. three. America—Discovery and exploration—Spanish. ] I. Edens, John, ailing. II. name. III. sequence. E111. D28 1989 970. 01’5—dc19 88-19068 First Landmark Books® version, 2001 v3. 1 Contents hide name web page Copyright 1. Meet Christopher Columbus 2. The younger Sailor three. Attacked at Sea four. Lands of Gold and Spices five. issues commence 6. Columbus and the Queen 7. The Niña, the Pinta, the Santa María eight. The Canary Islands nine. at the Western Ocean 10. “Land! Land! ” eleven. San Salvador 12. the hunt for Gold thirteen. Shipwreck! 14. Heading for domestic 15. Prisoners of Portugal sixteen. An indignant King 17. The Hero of Spain 18. Admiral of the sea Sea 19. the United States commitment 1 MEET CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS years in the past humans in Europe knew little concerning the global. They knew it used to be around. yet they didn't understand how great it was once. They knew of lands to the east. yet they didn't know the way distant they have been. They knew there has been an ocean to the west. yet they didn't understand how a ways it stretched. they didn't imagine a person had ever crossed it. and so they have been afraid to aim. yet Christopher Columbus used to be now not afraid. His dream was once to move the Western Ocean. He grew to become one of many maximum explorers in background. 2 THE younger SAILOR approximately 500 years in the past within the urban of Genoa, Italy, lived a red-haired boy. His identify was once Christopher Columbus. He labored for his father making textile. yet he didn't want to be a fabric maker all his existence. He desired to see new lands and feature adventures. He desired to be a sailor. Genoa was once a superb position to benefit approximately crusing. It used to be a hectic port at the Mediterranean Sea. crusing ships from many lands got here there. The streets have been jam-packed with sailors and investors. Christopher quickly realized to sail. First he sailed in little boats only for the joys of it. Then he sailed on substantial ships. He discovered all the pieces a sailor has to understand. He discovered to inform a forecastle from a poop deck. He discovered approximately masts and sails and yards. He discovered approximately cleats and rigging and all types of seagoing issues. by the point Christopher used to be 25 years previous, he had sailed all around the Mediterranean Sea. He were to France, Africa, and Greece. He had noticeable unusual towns. He had had many adventures.

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