Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Audio : Audio Book
Who Was First? Discovering the Americas

Who Was First? Discovering the Americas

Spring 2008 Audio Book
Ages: 9 - 12 yrs.
ISBN: 073935633X
CD Price: $19.95
"In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue" and discovered America, so the familiar ditty goes. But Columbus was a latecomer, preceded not only by other explorers from other cultures, but by Stone Age immigrants who had populated the New World thousands of years before. And what about the Vikings? And the Chinese? With meticulous documentation and a storyteller's vivid theater-of-the-mind approach, non-fiction Newbery Medal winner Russell Freedman brings the past alive in a fascinating odyssey through the history of the Americas, well-read by actor L.J. Ganser.
Lynne Heffley   ©2008 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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