Product: Meet Christopher Columbus
Category: Columbus Day Books for Teachers
Age: preschool, kindergarten, elementary
Meet Christopher Columbus by James T. Dekay, John Edens
This book is an excellent introduction to biographies and explorers.
It shares the story of when Christopher Columbus was a cloth maker, working
for his father and how he wanted to see new lands and have adventures.
He didn't want to be a cloth maker his entire life - he wanted to be
a sailor! By the time he was 25, Christopher had sailed to France, Africa,
and Greece. He had seen strange cities and had had many adventures. But
his greatest adventure would come when he set out for China and found
a whole new world instead.
The book is an easy-to-read biography of the Columbus who never fully
recognized the importance of his discovery which changed history.