Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?  -     By: Jean Fritz
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Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers / Paperback

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Written and illustrated by Newbery honor-winning author Jean Fritz, Where do you think you're going, Christopher Columbus? is full of subtle humor and life. Instilling a sense of humanity into Columbus, the story of his life and personality are written in a narrative style kids will love. 80 pages, indexed,

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 80
Vendor: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Dimensions: 9.02 X 7.06 (inches)
ISBN: 0698115805
ISBN-13: 9780698115804
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 7-11

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Publisher's Description

"In a simple, short biography of Columbus she has been extraordinarily successful in extracting the essence of the man."—The Horn Book

Christopher Columbus thought he knew where he was going. He had planned to be the first to cross the ocean and reach the rich lands of the Indies. And when he returned to Spain, he insisted to everyone who would listen that he'd succeeded. But that wasn't exactly true. Little did Columbus know that his mistake would come to be known as America!

"Fritz's unconventional look at the great explorer who accidently discovered the New World reveals the navigator's obstinate as well as his visionary side."—School Library Journal

Author Bio

Acclaimed biographer, Jean Fritz, was born in China where she lived until the age of thirteen. She tells her story in Homesick, My Own Story, a Newbery Honor Book.
     Ms Fritz is the author of forty-five books for children and young people. Many center on historical American figures, gaining her a reputation as the premier author of biographies for children and young people.
     Among the prestigious awards Ms. Fritz has garnered are: a medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture, a Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, an American Book Award, a Christopher Award, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Non-Fiction Award, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and many ALA Notable Books of the Year, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, and ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice Awards. 
 

Editorial Reviews

Praise for WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU'RE GOING, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS?

An ALA Notable Book
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Booklist Notable Children’s Book of the Year
An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists
A Child Study Children’s Book Committee (Bank Street College) Children’s Book of the Year
 
* “Vividly related… interesting.”—School Library Journal, starred review

“Well written and informative.”—Children’s Literature

“Intriguing and entertaining.”—Booklist

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