Demi Columbus

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Columbus

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Born in 1451 in the seafaring nation of Genoa in northern Italy, Christopher Columbus grew up watching ships sail into the harbor loaded with riches from Egypt, Spain, England, and Belgium. Columbus was convinced that he could gain gold, silk, ivory, and much personal wealth for himself if he were to sail west from Europe to the East and trade with China and India. When Queen Isabella of Castile and King Ferdinand of Aragon finally provided him with three ships, a crew, and supplies for his journey, Columbus embarked on the first of four voyages to the East in 1492. Although he never reached Asia, he did land in Central and South America, establishing a firm foothold in America and opening up wider European exploration to the new continent and other foreign lands.

Demi portrays Columbus as a great navigator and explorer, but she also provides a balanced view of his accomplishments, describing his enslavement of the native Taino Indians of Central America and his mismanagement of the colonies that he established in the Indies. Using Chinese paintbrushes and inks, gold overlays, and Italian marbled paper from Florence, Italy, she paints Columbus’s vast world with characteristic skill and beauty.

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Demi has illustrated and authored more than 300 children's books. Her work has received many awards and accolades, among them the Christopher Award, which recognizes individuals whose work makes a positive difference in the world. Her titles have been designated American Library Association Notable Children's Books, New York Times Best Illustrated Books, Notable Books for a Global Society, and American Bookseller Pick of the List Books.

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Christopher Columbus’ life is surveyed in Demi’s signature style: three-quarters of each page are filled with an elaborate and delicately bordered illustration of the scene described in the paragraph next to it. The characters and settings are rendered with Chinese ink and brushes with gold overlays, and the seafaring action is presented on marbled paper from Italy, making the art beautiful, wavelike, and geographically relevant. The saga of the native Italian is written in sentences that are often choppy but consistently tell a balanced story—the good (a brave and devout explorer) and the bad (an enslaving tyrant). Unfortunately, some key pieces of information are lacking, which prevents this attractive book from being an attractive and practical book: the incomplete source documentation is crammed into a note on the verso; not every quotation is cited; occasionally important elements of maps are unlabeled; and there’s no index. So while report writers for the target age group may be stymied, casual readers and admirers of this prolific book creator may still be pleasantly satisfied. Grades 3-5. --Andrew Medlar

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