Columbus

ISBN 13: 9780964380332

Columbus

4.18 avg rating
( 417 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780964380332: Columbus
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

As is their custom, the d'Aulaires have thoroughly researched their subject in order to provide the most historically accurate account of the life of the man Samuel Eliot Morrison called "the greatest mariner that ever lived." In their pursuit, the d'Aulaires traveled to Spain, Portugal, and the Caribbean Islands to research original documents on the life of Columbus. Their text reflects many little- known facts not generally included in the typical biographies of Columbus. Readers will learn that it was the saga of Leif Erickson that was one of the inspirations for Columbus's voyage to the East. They will also learn that Columbus was such a skilled astronomer that he knew the exact date when the next eclipse of the moon was and used that knowledge to his advantage. They will also learn that though "Columbus was a great man, he was not a modest man. He wanted too much, and so he did not get enough" (54). This book is lavishly illustrated with the d'Aulaire's detailed lithographs in four colors. 54pg

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

After the publication of Ola in 1932, the work of Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire has needed no introduction - their beautiful picture books have delighted countless children ever since. Ingri Mortenson and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire met in Munich where both were studying art in the 1920's. Ingri had grown up in Norway; Edgar, the son of a noted portrait painter, was born in Switzerland and had lived in Paris and Florence. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to the United States and began to create the picture books that have established their reputation for unique craftsmanship. Their books were known for their vivid lasting color. a result of the pain-staking process of stone lithography used for all their American history biographies. This was an old world craft in which they were both expert, which involved actually tracing their images on large slabs of Bavarian limestone. Throughout their long careers, Ingri and Edgar worked as a team on both art and text. Their research took them to the actual places of their biographies, including the countries of Italy, Portugal and Spain when they were researching Columbus; to the hills of Virginia while they researched Washington; and to the wilds of Kentucky and Illinois for Abraham Lincoln, winner of the Caldecott Medal. The fact that they spoke 5 languages fluently served them well in their European travels and in their research of original documents. Since their deaths in the 1980's, Ingri and Edgar's books and works have been kept alive by their two sons Ola and Nils.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 17.95
US$ 26.94

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780385241069: Columbus

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0385241062 ISBN 13:  9780385241069
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 1987
Hardcover

9780440407010: Columbus (Dell Picture Yearling Special)

Yearling, 1992
Softcover

9780385076067: Columbus

Double..., 1955
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Angri D Aulaire, Edgar Parin D Aulaire, Ingri D Aulaire
Published by Beautiful Feet Books, United States (1999)
ISBN 10: 0964380331 ISBN 13: 9780964380332
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Beautiful Feet Books, United States, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This classic book on Columbus is unmatched for its inspiring view of the famous discoverer. quot;The Admiral of the Ocean Seasquot; story is told in detail with beautiful full-color lithographs. A wonderful link with Leif the Lucky, revealing God s providence. For elementary grades. Seller Inventory # FLT9780964380332

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Edgar Parin D'Aulaire [Illustrator]; Ingri D'Aulaire [Illustrator];
Published by Beautiful Feet Bks (1996)
ISBN 10: 0964380331 ISBN 13: 9780964380332
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Beautiful Feet Bks, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0964380331

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Angri D Aulaire, Edgar Parin D Aulaire, Ingri D Aulaire
Published by Beautiful Feet Books, United States (1999)
ISBN 10: 0964380331 ISBN 13: 9780964380332
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Beautiful Feet Books, United States, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This classic book on Columbus is unmatched for its inspiring view of the famous discoverer. quot;The Admiral of the Ocean Seasquot; story is told in detail with beautiful full-color lithographs. A wonderful link with Leif the Lucky, revealing God s providence. For elementary grades. Seller Inventory # FLT9780964380332

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Published by Beautiful Feet Bks (1996)
ISBN 10: 0964380331 ISBN 13: 9780964380332
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Beautiful Feet Bks, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110964380331

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 53.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Published by Beautiful Feet Bks
ISBN 10: 0964380331 ISBN 13: 9780964380332
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Beautiful Feet Bks. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0964380331 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0535392

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds