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Christopher Columbus: Opening the Americas to European Exploration

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We all know that in 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue and forever changed the world when he accidentally discovered North America. Now kids can get the whole story about the voyage of Columbus and how his discovery shaped the course of history.

Table of Contents

  • A Great and Mysterious Explorer
  • The Voyage West
  • Triumph and Troubles
  • Last Voyages
  • Timeline
  • Glossary
  • Further Information
  • Index




  • Suggested Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Suggested Reading Level: Grade 5
  • Guided Reading Level: W
  • ATOS Reading Level: 6.0
  • ATOS Interest Level: LG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 75838
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0

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Author: Michael Burgan

Michael Burgan is a freelance writer of books for children and adults. A history graduate of the University of Connecticut, he has written more than 60 fiction and nonfiction children's books for various publishers. For adult audiences, he has written news articles, essays, and plays. Michael Burgan is a recipient of an Edpress Award and belongs to the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.


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