Christopher Columbus, 1961, Series 561


Christopher Columbus was the 12th title in the 561 series, colourfully written by L du Garde Peach and illustrated by John Kenney.

The adventures of Christopher Columbus are not as popular a topic for children’s history as they used to be.  Perhaps that’s because explorers are now bound up with the concept of empire and exploitation – or perhaps because later research makes us question who really was the first person to ‘discover’ the Americas and what that actually means.  Anyway, it’s a good tale, well-told and beautifully illustrated (of course).

This copy:

Matt boards.  This copy is in good condition externally and VG internally. This copy dates to the 1960s and and has the original price of 2/6 printed inside.


1 in stock


Additional information

Weight 0.11 kg