What Columbus Found
What Columbus Found: It Was Orange, It Was Round by Jane Kurtz. Illustrated by Paige Billin-Frye. (2007) Reading Level: Ages 4-8. Simon & Schuster/Aladdin. ISBN-13: 978-0-689-86762-0; ISBN-10: 0-689-86762-X pb; ISBN-13: 978-0-689-86763-7; ISBN-10: 0-689-86763-8 lib bndg.
Ready to Read Series -Level 1
Okay…so Christopher Columbus didn't exactly discover America. People had discovered it and were living there. They were growing something he found interesting. Pumpkins! This fall, say thank you to America, the land where pumpkins grew.
Comments and Reviews
In Columbus , Kurtz weaves biographical information about the man into a simple rhyming text. The gentle cartoon illustrations are bright and enjoyable." - School Library Journal
"This simple rhyming text is witty and engaging. It tells that Christopher Columbus, in 1492, receives funding from the queen of Spain, sails for India and ends up in America.... [The text] keeps the reader turning pages to find out what will come from the growing seeds. ...Fun illustrations add to the story and provide clues to decoding." Children's Literature.