Monday, October 10, 2011

The World of Columbus and Sons~ Genevieve Foster

"This is the story of a wonderful, changing, reawakening world the 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 DÃrer, 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." Book description
I highly recommend this excellent guide through over eighty years of history for home school curriculum. My siblings love this as a read aloud and it captures the attention of all ages with its well worded but comprehensible writing.

Indecency: There is a pencil drawing of a famous art work that shows a nude woman
Violence: Minor, just talk of wars and persecution to Christians
Language: None
Age Interest: 10-up

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