The history news : explorers (History News) (#19251W7)

by Johnstone, Michael; illustrated by Card, Vanessa

6 reviews & awards | 3 full-text reviews

FollettBound Glued Candlewick Press, c1997, p2000
Price: USD 15.68
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm.
Dewey: 910; Audience: Middle School; Reading Level: 6.7
AR 6.3 MG 2 51726EN; RC 6.5 4; LEX 950L; F&P W
From the publisher: Grades 4-7; Ages 9-12
From SLJ: Gr 4-7


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Paperback Candlewick Press, c1997, p2000

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Exploration & Discovery (Juvenile Nonfiction; History)

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About This Set

Stop the presses! What if ancient civilizations had daily newspapers? And they were amusing and compellingly informative? They might just look like this innovative series of historical nonfiction, presented in a unique, kid-friendly format.

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Product Overview
From Follett

Includes index. Uses a newspaper format to present the adventures and accomplishments of such explorers as Columbus, Cortes, and Cook.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2000
  • Format: FollettBound Glued
  • Series: History news
  • Edition: 1st U.S. pbk. ed.
  • Dewey: 910
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 32 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm.
  • Tracings: Card, Vanessa, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 1-41315-775-0 (originally 0-7636-0985-4)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-41315-775-8 (originally 978-0-7636-0985-6)
  • Follett Number: 19251W7
  • Catalog Number: 0763609854
  • Reading Level: 6.7
  • Audience: Middle School
  • Grades: 4-7
  • Ages: 9-12
  • School Library Journal: Gr 4-7
  • ATOS Book Level: 6.3
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 2
  • AR Quiz: 51726EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 6.5
  • Reading Counts Points: 4
  • Lexile: 950L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: W

Reviews & Awards
  • Elementary School Library Collection, 03/01/98
  • L.A. Recommended Foreign Language, 02/01/99
  • Library Talk, 05/01/98

* Taken from another format.

  • School Library Journal, 01/01/98
  • Wilson's Junior High School, 07/01/98
  • Wilson's Junior High School, 09/01/01 *

Full-Text Reviews
Horn Book Guide (March, 1998)
Although its newspaper format makes this introduction amusing to read, the content is overbroad and superficial. Subjects from the early Phoenician explorers, through Columbus and Magellan, to tomorrow's explorations of mountains and the ocean floor, are presented as contemporaneously written news stories, along with advertisements and letters to the editor. The color artwork runs a gamut of styles. A time line is included. Ind.

Taken from the Hardcover.

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