About Where Do You Think You’re Going, Christopher Columbus?
Newbery Honor author Jean Fritz takes us on a historic tour of Christopher Colubus! ”In a simple, short biography of Columbus she has been extraordinarily successful in extracting the essence of the man.”—The Horn Book
Christopher Columbus thought he knew where he was going. He had planned to be the first to cross the ocean and reach the rich lands of the Indies. And when he returned to Spain, he insisted to everyone who would listen that he’d succeeded. But that wasn’t exactly true. Little did Columbus know that his mistake would come to be known as America!
“Fritz’s unconventional look at the great explorer who accidently discovered the New World reveals the navigator’s obstinate as well as his visionary side.”—School Library Journal
Acclaimed biographer, Jean Fritz, was born in China to American missionaries on November 16, 1915. Living there until she was almost thirteen sparked a lifelong interest in American history. She wrote about her childhood in China in Homesick, My Own Story, a… More about Jean Fritz
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