Pedro's Journal: A Voyage With Christopher Columbus August 3, 1492-february 14, 1493 by Pam ConradPedro's Journal: A Voyage With Christopher Columbus August 3, 1492-february 14, 1493 by Pam Conrad

Pedro's Journal: A Voyage With Christopher Columbus August 3, 1492-february 14, 1493

byPam Conrad

Paperback | September 1, 1992

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Pedro de Salcedo could not have known what adventures lay ahead! His incredible voyage as ship's boy aboard Christopher Columbus' Santa Maria would bring both danger and excitement. Pedro captured his experience between the pages of a journal. If he did not return alive perhaps someone, someday would find it and learn of his incredible journey to the New World.

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Title:Pedro's Journal: A Voyage With Christopher Columbus August 3, 1492-february 14, 1493Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 7.63 × 5.27 × 0.33 inPublished:September 1, 1992Publisher:Scholastic Canada, Ltd

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0590462067

ISBN - 13:9780590462068

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from An interesting Columbus story written from the point of view of a boy on the ship I read this book aloud to my children. The story is about a young boy named Pedro de Salcedo, who sails aboard the Santa Maria with Christopher Columbus from August 3, 1942 to February 14, 1493. I don't know how historically accurate the book is, but we learned some things about Columbus that we didn't know before. We found the story interesting, and we enjoyed it!
Date published: 2011-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting, Short Read Told in a diary format this is the story of Columbus' first voyage to the New World told through the eyes of young ship's boy. It document's well the voyage in search of a route to Asia looking for spices and silk. This is the second time I've read this book aloud and it does make for a good read aloud experience. Conrad mixes fiction with fact to portray a boy of the times who sees things that are wonderful and other things that he finds shameful. The book is a little on the "bad Spaniards/poor Indians" point of view and Columbus' Christian purposes are not brought into play in this story much at all. That aside, it is done is a respectful tone and not over the top politically correct at all. It is a short book, well written and the perfect introduction to children of the life on the high seas during the era of the great explorers.
Date published: 2008-10-19

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Written in a diary format, this mesmerizing tale brings to life the story of Columbus' voyage, as seen through the eyes of a young boy. Conrad is the award-winning author of Stone Words, Prairie Songs, and Prairie Visions