Magellan: Over The Edge Of The World: Over The Edge Of The World by Laurence BergreenMagellan: Over The Edge Of The World: Over The Edge Of The World by Laurence Bergreen

Magellan: Over The Edge Of The World: Over The Edge Of The World

byLaurence Bergreen

Hardcover | May 23, 2017

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A middle-grade adaptation of Laurence Bergreen's adult bestseller, about Magellan's historic voyage around the globe.

On September 6, 1522, a horribly battered ship manned by eighteen malnourished, scurvy-ridden sailors appeared on the horizon near a Spanish port. They were survivors of the first European expedition to circle the globe. Originally comprised of five ships and 260 sailors, the fleet's captain and most of its crew were dead. How did Ferdinand Magellan's voyage to circle the world-one of the largest and best-equipped expeditions ever mounted-turn into this ghost ship? The answer is provided in this thoroughly researched tale of mutiny and murder spanning the entire globe, marked equally by triumph and tragedy. Thrilling, grisly, and completely true, Magellan: Over the Edge of the World tells a story that not only marks a turning point in history, but also resonates powerfully with the present.

Laurence Bergreen is an award-winning biographer whose previous titles include Columbus: The Four Voyages, Voyage to Mars: NASA's Search for Life Beyond Earth, Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life, Capone: The Man and the Era, As Thousands Cheer: The Life of Irving Berlin, and James Agee: A Life, each considered the definitive work on...
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Title:Magellan: Over The Edge Of The World: Over The Edge Of The WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.32 × 6.34 × 0.88 inPublished:May 23, 2017Publisher:Roaring Brook PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1626721203

ISBN - 13:9781626721203

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"Sophisticated... will appeal? ?most to skilled teen readers and even adults." ?-Booklist