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Grade Level: 2-3 Age Level: 7-8 Listening Level: Grades 4-6 The Library of Explorers and Exploration™ Primary sources make these fascinating books unique. The titles in this visually stunning new biography series will provide middle school readers with an understanding of each explorer's life and achievements. Primary source documents such as journal entries, maps, and letters supplement engaging and detailed prose to explain the voyages and the impact they had on society and history. This series supports the social studies curriculum for: European exploration of the Americas; People, places and environment Ferdinand Magellan - Listenners will be fascinated to learn about Magellan, the Portuguese sailor who set off to find the “Spice Islands” for Spain. However, Magellan’s journey was troubled from the start. Plagued by difficulties in navigation and managing his crew, Magellan’s journey ended in tragedy with his murder. Set within the context of the Great Age of Discovery, this book is perfect for students learning about that period in history. "This series' titles will provide attractive overview resources for that ubiquitous explorer report. the set has a unified old manuscript appearance with pages printed with full bleeds. Each of the handsome two-page layouts serves as a chapter with one page devoted to illustrations: maps, photos, or drawings from stock archival sources. A summarizing timeline, and index are included." - Library Talk
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"Each book is refreshingly frank offering a warts and all portrait. The illustrations include many excellent period paintings, prints, and maps clearly reproduced in color. RECOMMENDED."
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