This listing has a copy of The Discovery of the Americas and The Discovery of the Americas Acitivity Book. Both are ex. library.
This copy of The Discovery of the Americas by Betsy and Giulio Maestro is an ex. library HB with a DJ and mylar covering. It was published by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books in 1991. Condition: Good--pages show slight handling; binding tight; covers in nice shape; DJ shows slight handling; mylar covering has lots of minor indentations.
This copy of The Discovery of the Americas Activities Book was published by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books in 1992. It is an ex. library paperback with laminated covers. Condition: Good--book shows slight handling; the top corner of several of the pages curl up; back cover has a crease. There are 43 activities in the book.
A good choice for homeschoolers.
From School Library Journal
Grade 2-5-- While this title is self-explanatory, it barely conveys the depth of the book's grand scope. The Maestros begin at the beginning as far as we know it, with the crossing of the Bering Land Bridge over 20,000 years ago. They carefully trace what is known of those Stone Age people, and include little-known points such as the possible visits of Phoenician explorers, Irish monks, Japanese fishermen, as well as the fairly well-documented Viking settlements. Illustrations show striking visual comparisons of ancient artifacts from both the Old and New Worlds, which reveal strong similarities. An appropriate emphasis is given to the thousands of years of human civilizations before Europeans established permanent settlements. The arrival of Columbus takes place almost halfway through the book. Conflicts between explorers who were fiercely ethnocentric and the native people who were often just as fierce in their own defense are treated with trenchant objectivity. Attractive, easy-to-use appendixes give tables of dates, pre-Columbian cultures, European explorers, and other facts. Giulio Maestro has achieved a happy mingling of artistic maps that include clear, descriptive diagrams of voyages and land routes, balanced with beautiful interpretations of broad landscapes in luscious colors of sky, cloud, sea, mountain, and forest. The dazzlingly clean and accurate prose and the exhilarating beauty of the pictures combine for an extraordinary achievement in both history and art. --Ruth Semrau, Lovejoy School, Allen, TX
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