|aWho was Christopher Columbus?|cby Bonnie Bader ; illustrated by Nancy Harrison.
|aNew York|bGrosset & Dunlap ; An Imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.|c.
|a106 p.|bill., maps|c20 cm.
|aWho was ...?.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aWho was Christopher Columbus? -- An explorer is born -- Mapping the world -- Waiting and more waiting -- On the ocean sea -- Land ho! -- Shipwreck! -- On the sea again -- A third try -- Last try -- Timelines.
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.