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Magellan

First to Circle the Globe

Series: Great Explorers of the World

By David Aretha

Ferdinand Magellan will forever be known for leading the first successful expedition to sail around the world. Learn about the early life and voyages of this early sixteenth-century Portuguese explorer, his discovery of what would later be named the "Strait of Magellan" and his fleet's death-defying journey across the Pacific Ocean. Author David Aretha describes how Magellan ingeniously avoided mutiny, struggled against impossible odds to keep his crew alive, and was ultimately killed before his last remaining ship returned to Spain with its few surviving crew members.

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Reviews

"This is an honest account . . ."

Association of Region XI School Libraries

"The text is easy to read and informative . . ."

Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries, October 15, 2009

". . . a wonderful read . . . Highly recommended for upper elementary and middle school students and for anyone interested in learning more about the history of the Age of Discovery."

Denton Independent School District, February 2, 2009

"The text is informative and provides details that help readers appreciate the challenges faced by Magellan and the driving force of his personality that helped him to surmount these difficulties."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, March 2009

"These accounts . . . make interesting reading as well as solid report material. The books are accessibly written . . ."

The Horn Book Guide, Fall 2009

"Expertly organized and written with natural text . . ."

Library Media Connection, August/September 2009

"This book is written in a very adventurous manner. It is packed with detail and organized in a way to keep readers involved."

Denver Public Schools, January 9, 2010

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