Pedro's Journal Author:Pam Conrad, Peter Koeppen (Illustrator) A fictional journal that tells the story of one of the young "ships boys" who sailed with Christopher Columbus. Historical facts about the historic journey are presented alongside fictional material. Illustrated with line drawings and maps.
This book falls in the realm of historical fiction. It is based upon the writings of two experts on the authentic logs of the Santa Maria; Robert H. Fuson who wrote "The Log of Christopher Columbus" and Samuel Elliot Morison who wrote "Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus."
It is written from the viewpoint of Pedro, a ship's boy, hired because he could read and write.
A very worthwhile book.