By: Genevieve Foster
The world literally bursts forth out of its deep sleep and is lifted from the dark ages. With Columbus as the principal character, Prince Henry the Navigator, Ivan III, Gutenburg, Queen Isabella, Leonardo da Vinici, Mohammed II, Nomi Mansa, Martin Luther, Vasco de Gama, Copernicus, and a host of others all come to life as foster weaves this pageantry of history. It is out of the increasing enlightenment of this era of religious, cultural and scientific change that discovery and exploration began which would forever change the world as it was known.
This is the story of a wonderful, changing, reawakening worldthe world of the Renaissance and Reformation. Measured by the lifetime of Columbus and his sons, this book spans the years from 1451-1539. With Columbus as the central figure of this narrative, readers will also learn the fascinating stories of Prince Henry the Navigator, Ivan III of Russia, Gutenberg, Queen Isabella, Leonardo da Vinci, Mohammed II, the African ruler Nomi Mansa, Martin Luther, Erasmus, Albrecht Dürer, Copernicus, Michaelangelo and many others. Told in Foster's engaging and winsome style enhanced by her helpful chronologies and timelines, readers will learn of the religious, cultural and scientific changes that ushered in a new frontier of exploration and discovery.
About the Author: "Nothing is more critical, I believe, than that children growing up in these critical explosive days should be given an understanding of American history as a part of the history of the world. Every year this grows more urgent, as increasingly rapid communication integrates world events more closely and the impact of foreign affairs on our own lives becomes more serious and immediate." Genevieve Foster wrote this nearly fifty years ago. It resonates with perhaps more truth today. As a result of this clarion call we have sold many of her enduring "World" titles because of the timeless nature of her books. Her writing style is clear, concise and fluid with her greatest strength as a storyteller being her ability to bring her readers right into the minds and times of her characters.
ISBN 13: 9780964380387