Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?

by Jean Fritz

Hardcover, 1980

Status

Check shelf

Call number

J 92 Co

Publication

Putnam Juvenile (1980), Hardcover, 80 pages

Description

Discusses the voyages of Christopher Columbus who determined to beat everyone in the race to the Indies.

Local notes

1112-48

User reviews

LibraryThing member cbl_tn
This biography of Christopher Columbus for a juvenile audience summarizes all of the major events in his life, not just his 1492 voyage. It celebrates his achievements without covering up his flaws. This isn't dull historical writing that discourages young people from studying history. Fritz's
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lively, descriptive writing interjected with humor makes history come to life. Fritz's style is so appealing that some young readers will pick up her books for pleasure and not of necessity. I do question the use of unnumbered endnotes. There aren't any cues in the text to prompt readers to look at the endnotes for additional information. Many readers won't discover them until they've reached the end of the book.
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Awards

National Book Award (Finalist — 1981)
Utah Beehive Book Award (Nominee — Children's Fiction — 1982)

Language

Original publication date

1980 (copyright)

Physical description

80 p.; 9.36 inches

ISBN

0399207236 / 9780399207235
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