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Title:
Sir Francis Drake : navigator and pirate
Author:
Rice, Earle.
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Publication Information:
New York : Benchmark Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
76 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 27 cm.
Summary:
A biography of the sixteenth-century English explorer who became a national hero for sailing around the world, and confirmed that status through his service as a Vice Admiral battling the Spanish Armada.
Language:
English
Contents:
The making of a sea dog -- Drake's war -- Plundering the Spanish Main -- Circling the globe -- El Draque returns -- Philip's Grand Armada.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.4 2.0 65397.
ISBN:
9780761414834
Format :
Book

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Summary

What must it have been like to be the first to circumnavigate the globe or traverse America from shore to shore? What political, social and financial factors of the day encouraged exploration? What personal dreams and desires drove these fearless men to search the vast unknown waters and lands, to tempt danger time and time again, all in the name of discovery? In Great Explorations, acclaimed authors including recent Laura Ingalls Wilder Award winner Milton Meltzer guide us through the adventures of the indomitable explorers who knew first-hand the joys and sorrows of pioneering.


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Gr 5-8-From the uprising Californios to swashbuckling pirates, the adventures of these two explorers highlight the danger, excitement, and risk necessary to pave the way for new frontiers. Maps and full-color and black-and-white reproductions appear throughout, and shaded information boxes provide points of reference and explain topics mentioned in the text. Chapter-by-chapter source notes are included, and students will find the time lines and further-research sections valuable. Useful purchases for libraries building biography sections or adding additional resources on these men.-Kathleen A. Nester, Downingtown High Ninth Grade Center, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

The making of a sea dog
Drake's war
Plundering the Spanish Main
Circling the globe
El Draque returns
Philip's Grand Armada