A look at Columbus' life and his role as both an explorer and an invader of the West Indies. Beginning readers writing their first reports may find this book and the others in the Carolrhoda on My Own Books series meet their needs perfectly. However, it does not include maps of the voyages.
This different view of Columbus shows a man whose ambition for fame and wealth, as well as his wish to convert the New World people to his own faith, drove him beyond the edge of his known world. This book, unlike many others, tells of the consequences to the native peoples as they met their doom under the Spanish conquest that followed as well as their ultimate influence on their conquerors. A well-researched biography that draws on primary sources and includes maps.
This short book (47 pages) follows Columbus' life, from his beginnings as a boy who loved the sea through his adventures in the West Indies to his ultimate fame as the Admiral of the Ocean Seas. Part of the History Maker Bios series.
A good choice for sharing out loud with a class of younger students. Includes the critical facts of his life, a map of the first voyage and a list of important dates. Part of the Picture Book Biography series.
Also available in a Spanish-language edition, Un Libro Ilustrado Sobre Cristobal Colon.