Sir Francis Drake and the Foundation of a World Empire (Explorers of the New Worlds)

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9780613330572: Sir Francis Drake and the Foundation of a World Empire (Explorers of the New Worlds)

Provides a biography of the English sea captain who sailed around the world, made major discoveries along the Pacific Coast, and played an important role in the wars between England and Spain.

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Grade 4-8-Two books that are accessible and well organized. The covers are attractive, showing a photo of the subject along with two related photos. The first sections offer an interesting account of the featured explorer's most famous contributions and experiences. The remaining chapters outline his life, beginning with his childhood, but stopping long enough to give young readers a glimpse of the driving force behind the individual's personality. Along the way, good-quality photographs; sidebars; and primary sources such as documents, letters, and maps help relate the facts. Although there is an array of explorer biographies out there, these books are fresh, appealing, and well written.
Betsy Barnett, Eads School District, CO
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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"These volumes follow a winning formula: accessible text, abundant and diverse illustrative material, and sidebars that distill the main ideas of each chapter. These books will find eager audiences among report writers and browsers looking for high adventure."

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