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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap (Aug. 3 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 044843105X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0448431055
  • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 0.8 x 19.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #117,413 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Who Was Ferdinand Magellan?

Who Was Ferdinand Magellan?

To Hopey, who’s been around the world too—S.K.

For Bill—E.W.


Who Was Ferdinand Magellan?

Imagine a time when no one was sure the Earth was round … when people believed they’d topple over the edge if they sailed too far from home. Imagine a time when most people didn’t know there was a Pacific Ocean. Go back five hundred years, when whole continents were still undiscovered, when people thought the Earth was tiny and that monsters swam through its waters. Yet one man decided to sail his ship through unknown seas and discover what was out there.

He was not the first to make such a perilous voyage. But he went farther and stayed away longer than anyone had before. Because of his brains and courage, he is known for being the first man to circumnavigate—sail around—the globe.

Who was he?

Ferdinand Magellan.

Chapter 1
The Boy Becomes a Man

Sometime around 1480 in Portugal, a boy named Ferdinand was born to the Magellan family. The Magellans were of noble blood, but they had little money or power. They owned a farm far from the sea. This was where Ferdinand, the youngest of three children, grew up. Their house wasn’t fancy: The family lived on the top floor and their cows, goats, sheep, and chickens lived on the bottom.

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This is a bit too basic for the mature reader. Although I am no scholar, some of the facts seemed to be off. It is a pitty that there are not more sources of information about one of the main players in the Age of Exploration.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Great subject for a children book March 24 2007
By momoftwosofar - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Great subject for a children book. I got this series of books for my daughter and she really enjoyes reading them. Great read and educational too.
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Who Was Ferdinand Magellan? Sept. 24 2004
By R. Fishman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As an adult I thought the story was very intriging and exciting. This was

a Magellan that was never protrayed in history books of yore. The drawings were absolutely beautiful, full of so much detail and interesting features. This book makes a marvelous present for children

learning about history. After reading this book, I can't believe that

Hollywood has never made a movie about Magellan!
Good, easy read March 23 2014
By Noël A - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
It was a good yet easy read, it did a good job explaining what Ferdinand Magellan did and what he's known for.
I liked the details
I didnt not like the book.
I recommend this book
Great book! March 26 2013
By Kitti Taothong - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I have learn a lot of history of human traveling. It also answers some of my question. E.g why Brazil is the only nation in South America whose people speak Portuguese rather than Spanish.
He is cool Feb. 26 2014
By Donna C. Belville - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book has lots of facts and was good for my report. Ferdinand Magellan was awesome like so awesome! And he is cool!