The Discovery of the Americas by Betsy Maestro
From Prehistory Through the Age of Columbus (Discovery of the Americans)

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Discusses both hypothetical and historical voyages of discovery to America by the Phoenicians, Saint Brendan Of Ireland, the Vikings, and such later European navigators as Columbus, Cabot, and Magellan.

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Betsy Maestro was born in Brooklyn, New York. She has a degree in early childhood education and a master's degree in counseling. Before becoming a writer, she was a kindergarten and first grade teacher. She has been creating books with her husband Giulio since 1974. She writes and he does the illustrating. They are most popular for their nonfiction titles which include the American Story series which focuses on events in United States history. Together, they have produced over ninety titles. Many of their titles have been chosen as Notable Books by the American Library Association and as Pick of the Lists by the American Booksellers Association. Giulio Maestro is an author and artist who has illustrated more than 100 books for young readers, including Marvin Terban's GUPPIES IN TUXEDOS: FUNNY EPONYMS and IT FIGURES! FUN FIGURES OF SPEECH. He lives with his wife, Betsy, in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
Published January 1, 1991 by Lothrop, Lee & Shepherd. 48 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The Maestros do a real service here in presenting the more familiar explorers in the context of all the migrations that have populated the Western Hemisphere, beginning with the Ice Age journeys across the land bridge from Siberia to Alaska.

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The talented creators of such nonfiction books as The Story of the Statue of Liberty and A More Perfect Union offer a lively picture-book introduction to new world exploration that successfully avoids the traditional Eurocentric approach.

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