The World in 1492.
This outstanding volume belongs in every library; its value will continue long after the quincentenary observances are past. Six distinguished children's authors discuss the five major world areas: Jean Fritz, Europe; Katherine Paterson, Asia; Patricia and Frederick McKissack, Africa; Margaret Mahy, Australia and Oceania; Jamake Highwater, the Americas. Each essay describes the development of varied cultures and their customs, beliefs and achievements up to the time of Columbus. The book is profusely illustrated with paintings, photos, period woodcuts and engravings and includes notes, bibliography and index. Ages 10 up.
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|Author:||Hildebrand, Joan M.|
|Article Type:||Book Review|
|Date:||Mar 22, 1993|
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