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5.0 out of 5 stars CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS.....by Minna Lacey, 6 Feb 2007
This review is from: Christopher Columbus (Famous Lives) (Hardcover)
....from the 'Usbourne Famous Lives' series of books which aims to:

'.....retell the stories of fascinating people bringing them to life so vividly,......it's as if you're there..'

'In 1492 Christopher Colombus set sail across the Atlantic, on a voyage into the unknown. He was looking for a quicker route to the Indies. What he found was a whole New World...'

Attractive and durable board covers open to 64 high quality pages, split into main chapters:

(1) Going to sea
(2) A royal request
(3) The first voyage
(4) Land ahoy!
(5) Triumphant return
(6) The battle for Hispaniola
(7) Fall from glory
(8) The final voyage

culminating with a useful and well-summarised 2-page timeline, entitled, 'My life at sea'.

This book also includes three maps:

* The route of the first voyage : 1492-1493
* The route of the third voyage : 1498-1500
* The route of the fourth voyage : 1502-1504

There is a good balance of fact, pictures and clear language. Vividly illustrated throughout by David Cuzik, including some cartoons, it is a popular choice with both boys and girls in the recommended age group of 7-11 years old.
The good sized text, includes some speech and the three ships, 'Santa Marίa', 'Niňa' & 'Pinta' are italicised to indicate a useful reference worth retaining for the future.

Other titles include:

Nelson, also by by Minna Lacey & David Cuzik

along with:

Alexander the Great
Winston Churchill
Captain Cook
Cleopatra

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General Notes about this book:

* Vivid account of the extraordinary life of the explorer, Christopher Columbus.
* Lively narrative text, colourful illustrations and photographs bring the subject alive.
* Includes essential facts and insightful details to help the reader understand the famous person and their times.
* Internet links to recommended websites to find out more about Columbus's life and discoveries.
* Part of Young Reading Series 3 for fully confident readers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Teacher review, 10 April 2010
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Lindsey Roberts "Book worm" (Derby , Derbyshire) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Christopher Columbus (Famous Lives) (Hardcover)
The 'famous Lives' series of books has always proved a useful tool when teaching about characters from the past.
Christopher Columbus does not disappoint. It sets out the life story of the great explorer and tells the story of Columbus discovering America in 1492.
Children aged 8 -9 could read the book themselves and used it for research when writing information texts about subjects of their choice.
Full of facts, yet child friendly.
I would recommend this to teachers who are teaching the QCA unit 19 Tudor Exploration , as it tells of life at sea and why explorers explored.
A good general resource book for top juniors.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Christopher Columbus book, 24 April 2013
This review is from: Christopher Columbus (Famous Lives) (Hardcover)
Really good book, my son thoroughly enjoys this especially as they are learning about it in school and can relate to what they are taught
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great young historian book, 21 April 2014
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M. S. Cullen (London) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Christopher Columbus (Famous Lives) (Hardcover)
Bought this book for my six year old sons project and really helped him understand the life of Christopher Columbus. Illustrations very helpful too.
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