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Who Really Discovered America?
Who Really Discovered America?
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Who Really Discovered America?

Ancient nomads, Leif Erikson, and Christopher Columbus battle terrible weather, wild animals, and stormy seas as they make their way to a new land. All these players are driven to explore the unfamiliar territory we now call America. But only one player can win the race. Who really discovered America?

PublisherCapstone Press
BrandFact Finders
Age Level8-10 Years
Reading LevelGrades 3-4
Trim Size7 3/4 x 8 3/4
Page Count32



Library Media Connection - Patricia Brown

"This series will be helpful for students who find that they have discovered seemingly contradictory information in books or on websites. While the books are slim, much information is contained in them. The authors have taken on debatable subjects with easy-to-read narratives. The series is designed for upper elementary students, but older students who struggle with reading will not feel they are reading a “baby” book. Each book describes the controversy, introduces the players, and begins the story. In Who Really Discovered America, the players are not in chronological order as they are introduced, but the text that follows puts them in chronological order. Within each chapter, unfamiliar words are defined and a Fast Fact is given. The books also contain maps, a good timeline, a safe website, and a web connection for games and projects." - Library Media Connection

November 1, 2011

Kristine Carlson Asselin

Kristine Carlson Asselin

Kristine Carlson Asselin writes both fiction and nonfiction for children and teens. She is the author of more than fifteen children’s books for the elementary school library market and her debut YA novel ANY WAY YOU SLICE IT (Bloomsbury Spark) came out in April 2015. Kris volunteers with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, and loves Harry Potter, Doctor Who, classic rock from the 70’s and 80’s, and anything with a time travel theme. She loves doing workshops and talking about reading and writing with both kids and adults. Kristine lives in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts with her husband and daughter.

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