From the Inside Flap
When Christopher Columbus was young, he worked for his father, making cloth. But he did not want to be a cloth-maker all his life. He wanted to see new lands and have adventures. He wanted to be a sailor! By the time he was 25, Christopher had sailed to France, Africa, and Greece. He had seen strange cities and had had many adventures. But his greatest adventure would come when he set out for China and found a whole new world instead.
About the Author
James Tertius de Kay
is a naval historian and the author of Monitor: The Story of the Legendary Civil War Ironclad and the Man Whose Invention Changed the Course of History
and Chronicles of the Frigate Macedonian
, which was praised by the New York Times
as "history that reads like a historical novel." He lives in Connecticut.John Edens
is an illustrator of books for young readers. His credits include Meet Christopher Columbus
by James T. de Kay, Sea of Ice: The Wreck of the Endurance
by Monica Kulling, and The Time Machine
by H. G. Wells.