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Publisher's Summary

Fritz depicts Christopher Columbus as the man who sailed the seas to "learn the secrets of the world."

©1980 Jean Fritz (P)1991 Weston Woods

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Jean Fritz

As an Elementary school teacher, Ms. Fritz has skillfully taken on the task of explaining Columbus’ motivations, successes and failures in a clear and accessible way. The narrator uses phrasing to emphasize key ideas which enhance understanding. This text is appropriate for children of all levels. Wendy L.