Five hundred years ago people thought the earth was flat- and tiny, until oneman determined to prove them wrong. Young adventurers will travel unknown seas with Magellan, see new sights, face grave danger and discover how big the world really is. Ages 8-12.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 106 Vendor: Grosset & Dunlap Publication Date: 2004 Dimensions: 7.63 X 5.13 X 0.50 (inches) ISBN: 044843105X
ISBN-13: 9780448431055 UPC: 070918004995 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours. Ages: 7-11 Series:Who Was?
When Portuguese sailor Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Spain in 1519, he believed he could get to the Spice Islands by sailing west through or around the New World. He was right, but what he didn't know was that the treacherous voyage would take him three years and cost him his life. Black-and-white line drawings illustrate Magellan's life and voyage, with sidebars and a time line that enhance readers' understanding of the period.