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,
"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
Jean Fritz, the Newbery Honor-winning author of Homesick, is best known for her engaging and enlightening nonfiction for young readers, including What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?, And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?, and Shh! We're Writing the Constitution. She was honored with the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature by the New York State Library Association, and won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her career contribution to American children's literature.
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