Top positive review
Accurate, Easy to Read, and Interesting Pictures
Reviewed in the United States on August 16, 2017
We purchased this book as a supplement to our homeschool studies on Columbus this year, and we're very pleased. I read it aloud to both my five and seven year olds, and my seven year old read it again independently as soon as we finished!
I appreciate that this book was not your typical, "Columbus was a sunshiney hero!" children's book-the information was accurate, and did include some of the wrong choices he made, like capturing Taino slaves, and deceiving their people into doing his will by saying God would send a sign from Heaven that they should listen to him (Columbus knew a lunar eclipse was about to take place, and used this information to deceive the Taino).
I highly recommend this book, and others in the "Who/What Was" series. They are easy to read, but packed full of accurate information and detailed illustrations-we love them!