Fireflies: A Picture Book of Christopher Columbus         

Oct 22, 2011

A Picture Book of Christopher Columbus

by David Adler

Who hasn’t heard “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue”? But do we recall the hardships Columbus faced, the dangerous ocean crossings he endured? His quest for gold and spices was his life’s dream. Along with this simply written book I also recommend Christopher Columbus by Stephen Krensky and Follow the Dream by Peter Sis. It’s interesting to compare and contrast the life of Columbus as seen through different author’s eyes.  A fun activity is to hide gold chocolate coins around the house for the young “explorers” in your home to seek. Discuss with your children different scenarios of how things would be different if Columbus had reached the Indies…



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