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Who was first? : discovering the Americas / by Russell Freedman.

Authors: Freedman, Russell.
Call number: j970.01 FRE
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, c2007.
Publication date: c2007.
Subject: Explorers -- Juvenile literature.
Children's literature -- Juvenile literature.
America -- Discovery and exploration -- Juvenile literature.
America -- Discovery and exploration -- Pre-Columbian -- Juvenile literature.
Online: Table of contents only
Title: Who was first? : discovering the Americas / by Russell Freedman.
Physical description: vii, 88 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), map ; 25 cm.
Contents note: Before Columbus -- Admiral of the ocean sea -- Did China discover America? -- Leif the lucky -- The not-so-new world -- Who really discovered America?
Summary note: "For a long time, most people believed that Christopher Columbus was the first explorer to 'discover' America--the first to make a successful round-trip voyage across the Atlantic. But in recent years, as new evidence has come to light, our understanding of history has changed. We know now that Columbus was among the last explorers to reach the Americas, not the first".
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 83-85) and index.
Awards note: Young Hoosier Book Award, 2010-2011, 6-8 Nominee.
A Junior Library Guild selection
ISBN: 0618663916 (hardcover) :
9780618663910 (hardcover) :
LCCN: 2006102485
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1124515
Bib No.: 1124515

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