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).
Matt boards. The covers have got a bit damp at some stage which has caused them to ripple – I think this can be seen on the photos. This is a pity because otherwise this is a very nice copy. Not much wear and nice, clean pages. This copy dates to the 1960s and and has the original price of 2/6 printed inside.
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