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Henry Hudson

Discoverer of the Hudson River

Series: Great Explorers of the World

By Jeff C. Young

Early seventeenth-century British explorer Henry Hudson led four separate voyages in search of a Northwest passage to the Orient. He and his crew survived drastic conditions, traded with American Indians, met Inuit, and sailed closer to the North Pole than any explorer before Hudson. Author Jeff C. Young captures the reader's imagination by describing the many obstacles Hudson faced, including the mutiny of his crew on his fourth and final voyage. The Hudson River and Hudson Bay are just part of this explorer's legacy. Out just in time for the 400th year celebration of the discovery of New York Harbor in 1609.

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Reviews

"Details gleaned from crews’ journals help to give this historical account an ease of reading while giving a sense of what interaction occurred among the crews."

Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries, January 8, 2010

"The last chapter (Columbus) offers an unusually good summary of how the world changed as different cultures encountered the others' foods, products, diseases, and social ideologies. Henry Hudson opens with a dramatic account of the mutiny during his fourth voyage and then presents informative accounts of his first three voyages in search of a northern sea route from Europe to Asia. In La Salle, Aretha gives a convincing portrayal of the explorer as a reserved, resilient, and determined man, while offering a readable account of his travels from France to Canada, down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico."

Booklist, February 1, 2010

". . . a very well written book that will relate well to many young readers."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, September 2009

"Going above and beyond biographical information about its subject, each book offers readers a glimpse of the historical times, events leading up to and surrounding the men's travels, and the impact of their explorations on the world."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2010

"Reading like fiction, this entertaining account of Henry Hudson’s voyages is sure to keep the interest of any middle school reader . . . This version of the explorers exploits would make a fine addition to any library collection."

Washington Young Adult Book Review Group, March 2010

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