Follow the Dream
Learn about the trials and tribulations of Christopher Columbus in his efforts to sail to a new land. The story focuses more on his studies and research before the journey and is a great introduction to the discovery of America. Written and illustrated by Peter Sis, 30 pgs, hc. Laura
Illus. in full color. The 15th century comes alive in this splendidly original picture book about Christopher Columbus. "The illustrations, executed in a variety of media, show scenes from the explorer's life as well as some imaginary creatures that populated the Europeans' picture of the outside world at that time. The details on each page invite individual readers to pay close attention, but the brief, clear text and framed illustrations lend themselves equally well to group sharing. Make room on your crowded Columbus shelf for this one."(starred) School Library Journal.