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Who Was Ferdinand Magellan? - S. A. Kramer; Elizabeth Wolf (Illustrator); Nancy Harrison (Illustrator)
Call Number: Bio Magellan
ISBN: 9780448431055
Publication Date: 2004-08-03
When Portuguese sailor Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Spain in 1519, he believed he could get to the Spice Islands by sailing west through or around the New World. He was right, but what he didn't know was that the treacherous voyage would take him three years and cost him his life. Black-and-white line drawings illustrate Magellan's life and voyage, with sidebars and a time line that enhance readers' understanding of the period.

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Who Was Marco Polo? - Joan Holub; John O'Brien (Illustrator); Nancy Harrison (Illustrator); Harrison N (Illustrator)
Call Number: Bio Polo
ISBN: 9780448445403
Publication Date: 2007-07-05
Marco Polo was seventeen when he set out for China . . . and forty-one when he came back! More than seven hundred years ago, Marco Polo traveled from the medieval city of Venice to the fabled kingdom of the great Kublai Khan, seeing new sights and riches that no Westerner had ever before witnessed. But did Marco Polo experience the things he wrote about . . . or was it all made-up? Young readers are presented with the facts in this entertaining, highly readable Who Was. . . ? biography with black-and-white artwork by John O’Brien.

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Who Was Christopher Columbus? - Bonnie Bader; Nancy Harrison (Illustrator)
Call Number: Bio Columbus
ISBN: 9780448463339
Publication Date: 2013-06-27
Learn all about Christopher Columbus' early life at sea, which led him to seek fortune by sailing west in hopes of creating new trade routes with the Indies. Kids will read about why he called himself the "Great Admirald of the Seas" and learn of all his struggles to find finacial support for his voyage.

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Columbus's Chart - Gerry Bailey; Karen Radford (Illustrator); Leighton Noyes (Illustrator); Karen Foster
Call Number: Bio Columbus
ISBN: 9780778736868
Publication Date: 2008-01-31
Columbus's chart is discovered by Digby and his sister Hannah in Mr. Rummage's market stall. This inspires Mr. Rummage to tell them the story of the explorer Christopher Columbus, his voyages, and his discovery of the New World.

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Marco Polo's Silk Purse - Gerry Bailey; Karen Radford (Illustrator); Leighton Noyes (Illustrator); Karen Foster
Call Number: Bio Polo
ISBN: 9780778736882
Publication Date: 2008-01-31
Digby and his sister Hannah stumble across Marco Polo's silk purse in Mr. Rummage's flea market stall. This book relates the biography of traveler Marco Polo's life and his most famous achievement in a story format. Wonderful illustrations

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The Adventures of Marco Polo - Russell Freedman; Bagram Ibatoulline (Illustrator); Linas Alsenas
Call Number: Bio Polo
ISBN: 043952394x
Publication Date: 2006-10-01
Was Marco Polo the world's greatest explorer -- or the world's greatest liar? Newbery Medalist Russell Freedman turns his eagle eye on the enigmatic Marco Polo in his most exciting biography yet. He claimed to have seen rocks burn, bandits command sandstorms, lions tamed with a look, and sorcerers charm sharks while divers gathered pearls on the ocean floor. Marco Polo shook Europe with descriptions of the world he'd seen on his epic journey to the court of Kublai Khan. But was Marco Polo the world's most accomplished explorer? Had he really seen the "Roof of the World" in Central Asia, and the "City of Heaven" in far-off China? Or was he a charlatan who saw nothing more than the conjurings of his inventive mind? Join Russell Freedman as he tackles a centuries-old mystery.



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Juan Ponce de Leon - Lynn Hoogenboom
Call Number: Bio Pon Ebook
ISBN: 1435884353
Publication Date: 2009-02-01

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Francisco Pizarro - Lynn Hoogenboom
Call Number: Bio Piz Ebook
ISBN: 1435884345
Publication Date: 2009-02-01
An introduction to the life of Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, discussing his expeditions, years as a soldier, eventual conquest of Peru, and other related topics.

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Ferdinand Magellan - Lynn Hoogenboom
Call Number: Bio Mag Ebook
ISBN: 1435884337
Publication Date: 2009-02-01
A brief biography of sixteenth-century Portuguese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan, that chronicles the life and adventures of the first man to sail around the world.

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Christopher Columbus - Lynn Hoogenboom
Call Number: Bio Col Ebook
ISBN: 1435884329
Publication Date: 2009-02-01
Presents a brief biography of Christoper Columbus, providing information on his life, his voyages, and the discovery and exploration of the New World.

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Amerigo Vespucci - Lynn Hoogenboom
Call Number: Bio Ves Ebook
ISBN: 1435884310
Publication Date: 2009-02-01
Examines the life and accomplishments of fifteenth-century Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci, discussing his youth and early jobs, his work for Christopher Columbus, his disputed expedition of 1497, and his other voyages.



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Cobblestone: Early Explorers
Call Number: Mag
Publication Date: Sept 2011
Just who were the first explorers to visit North America`s shores? From the very first Americans, who may have crossed a land bridge from Asia to America, to the Vikings, to Columbus, this issue of Cobblestone is all about the early explorers, what they hoped to find in the New World, and what they actually discovered here

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Kids Discover: Explorers
Call Number: Mag
Publication Date: Dec 2009
Why do Explorers leave behind the security of hearth and home to tackle unknown obstacles that just might be the death of them? Explorers, for kids, attempts to answer this age-old question with a survey of seven of the world’s bravest adventurers to ever live.


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