Around the World in a Hundred Years: From Henry the Navigator to Magellan
Around the World in a Hundred Years From Henry the Navigator to Magellan Author:Jean Fritz, Anthony Bacon Venti (Illustrator) Jean Fritz brings history to life once again in 10 true tales of 15th-century European explorers -- from Bartholomew Diaz and Christopher Columbus to Juan Ponce de Len and Vasco Nez de Balboa -- who changed the map and left behind stories of adventure too good to miss. — Includes: —
In the 1400's, much of the earth was unmapped. Europeans knew there were gold and spices in China and Japan, but they had no idea how to get there, or what they would run into on their way. Yet some men felt they were smart and brave enough to figure it out, and here are their stories. Jean Fritz writes with fascinating detail and wry wit.