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Sep 14, 2010
| ISBN 9780887768149
| Middle Grade (8-12)
Nov 09, 2011
| ISBN 9781770490963
| Middle Grade (8-12)
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Sep 14, 2010 | ISBN 9780887768149 | Middle Grade (8-12)
Nov 09, 2011 | ISBN 9781770490963 | Middle Grade (8-12)
History has not been kind to Henry Hudson. He’s been dismissed as a short-tempered man who played favorites with his crew and had an unstoppable ambition and tenacity. Although he gave his name to a mighty river, an important strait, and a huge bay, today he is remembered more for the mutiny that took his life. The grandson of a trader, Hudson sailed under both British and Dutch flags, looking for a northern route to China. Although none of his voyages led to the discovery of a northwest passage, he did explore what is now Hudson’s Bay and what is now New York City.Whatever his personal shortcomings, to sail through dangerous, ice-filled waters with only a small crew in a rickety old boat, he must have been someone of rare courage and vision. In Hudson, Janice Weaver has created a compelling portrait of a man who should be remembered not for his tragic end, but for the way he advanced our understanding of the world.
JANICE WEAVER is a highly respected editor and the author of several acclaimed works of nonfiction for young people. Building America and From Head to Toe: Bound Feet, Bathing Suits, and Other Bizarre and Beautiful Things were each named Notable… More about Janice Weaver
Praise For Mirror With A Memory:“. . . A great visual retrospective of a nation’s people and events.”– School Library JournalPraise For Building America:“This is more than a marvelous illustrated history of architecture in America; it provides an easy-to-take social context for the buildings it showcases.” – Philadelphia InquirerPraise For From Head To Toe:“[an] always engaging and often enthralling account of the place of clothes and assorted adornments through the ages. . . .Weaver is that exemplary explicator for whom one thing always leads to another. . . .”– The Globe and Mail
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