Explore with Ferdinand Magellan (Travel With The Great Explorers) (#0516QR7)

by Powell, Marie

3 reviews & awards | 1 full-text review

FollettBound Sewn Crabtree Publishing Company, 2015
Price: USD 15.66
Description: 32 pages : illustrations (some color), map (some color) ; 28 cm.
Dewey: 910.4; Int Lvl: 3-6; Rd Lvl: 6.0
AR 6 MG 1 170364EN; LEX 950L; GR S


 


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Travel with the Great Explorers uses a modern, tabloid-magazine style of reporting gossip and humor to introduce readers to the achievements of some of history's greatest explorers. The lively style presents not just the where and why of groundbreaking expeditions, but also how explorers found their way, how they traveled, and how the lived on the journey. The books also reveal the landscapes through which travelers passed and the people they met.

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Overview
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Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.;Meet the boss -- Where are we heading? -- Magellan's voyage around the world -- Meet the crew -- Check out the ride -- Solve it with science -- Hanging at home -- The Pacific Ocean -- Meeting and greeting -- I love nature -- Fortune hunting -- This isn't what it said in the brochure! -- End of the road -- Glossary & timeline -- On the web & books -- Index. Explores the adventures of sixteenth-century Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, and describes his voyages and mission to discover a westward passage from Spain to the Spice Islands.


Product Details
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: September 19, 2014
  • Format: FollettBound Sewn
  • Series: Travel with the great explorers
  • Dewey: 910.4
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 32 pages : illustrations (some color), map (some color) ; 28 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 1-48983-898-8 (originally 0-7787-1431-4)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-48983-898-8 (originally 978-0-7787-1431-6)
  • LCCN: 2014-020965
  • Follett Number: 0516QR7
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Reading Level: 6.0
  • ATOS Book Level: 6
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 1
  • AR Quiz: 170364EN
  • Lexile: 950L
  • Guided Reading Level: S

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 03/01/15
  • Library Media Connection, 11/01/15
  • Resource Links, 12/01/14

Full-Text Reviews
School Library Journal (November 1, 2014)
Gr 2-4-This flawed, poorly designed series introduces the earliest world explorers and their varied destinations. Their stories are told through sound bites of narrative and interspersed frantically with pullouts. Some pages are composed entirely of sidebars. These books may be designed for readers influenced by social media, but they neglect narrative entirely, and kids will struggle to find a central textual thread amid the blasts of information competing for their attention. The series does a disservice to the historical images by including tiny versions, clustered too closely together, and there's often a disconnect between text and images. The authors don't always let readers come to their own conclusions. For example, Ferdinand Magellan is labeled as "pig headed" without any explanatory anecdotes or examples. Give these titles a pass. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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