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Title:
Columbus Day
Author:
Fradin, Dennis B.
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Publication Information:
Hillside, N.J., U.S.A. : Enslow Publishers, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Summary:
Discusses how the achievements of the man credited with discovering America led to the present-day celebration of his landing in the New World.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.3 0.5 10461.
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Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780894902338
Format :
Book

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JE120 .F8 1990 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
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E120 .F8 1990 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

-- Introduces young readers to the origins of holidays and how they are celebrated.
-- Describes holidays from many different cultures.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 2-4, younger for reading aloud. Librarians wanting to have well-stocked shelves for the quincentenary of Columbus' arrival in the New World will find a spot for Fradin's well-rounded presentation. The author begins with succinct highlights of the navigator's early life, his perseverance in seeking funding from Queen Isabella, and the four voyages from 1492-1504. He then describes the history of Columbus Day in America, with examples of how it is celebrated, particularly by Italian Americans. This capably written text is nicely punctuated with photographs, engravings, and maps; a glossary is appended. Also newly available in the Best Holiday Books series are Fradin's Halloween and Thanksgiving Day. --Phillis Wilson