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.
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.
S. A. KRAMER is the author of many nonfiction early readers on topics as varied as submarines and the first summit of Mount Everest. She has written many sports readers, including the recently revised edition of Basketballs Greatest Players. Kramer lives in Brooklyn, New York.