Discover the life of Christopher Columbus with Who Was Christopher Columbus? Written simply for kids, this biography follows the life of explorer Christopher Columbus, from his birth in 1451 in Italy, through his exploration of the New World, up to his death in 1506, where he still believed that he had found a new route to the Indies. Includes a timeline and bibliography in the back.
Learn all about Christopher Columbus' early life at sea, which led him to seek fortune by sailing west in hopes of creating new trade routes with the Indies. Kids will read about why he called himself the "Great Admirald of the Seas" and learn of all his struggles to find finacial support for his voyage.
Bonnie Bader has written several biographies for young readers. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
From the Trade Paperback edition.