In this exciting new WHO WAS...? Biography, children will learn of 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. Readers will learn why he called himself the "Great Admiral of the Seas" and learn of his struggles to find financial support for his voyage. The book includes over 80 black and white illustrations.
This is Book 41 in the Who Was? Series. See all Who Was? books here.
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Bonnie Bader has written several biographies for young readers. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.More about Bonnie Bader
Gail Herman has written several biographies and nonfiction books, including Who Was Jackie Robinson? and What Is the World Series?
John Hinderliter is an award-winning illustrator and fine artist living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.More about Who Hq
Jim Gigliotti is a freelance writer based in Southern California. A former editor at the National Football League, he has written more than 50 books for all ages. His writing credits include biographies for young readers on Olympian Jesse Owens and baseball star Roberto Clemente.More about Nancy Harrison