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Torrey, Michele.
New York : Knopf, 2003.
ISBN 0375923381
Have you ever imagined yourself as an explorer?  Like those famous explorers in the Middle Ages.  Maybe Christopher Columbus sailing into the unknown.  Taking chances and going where no one had gone before.  This is the story of young Mateo, an orphan who sails with the great Ferdinand Magellan.  Magellan has been commissioned by the King of Spain to find the fabled westward route to the Spice Islands.  It had been speculated for years that the Islands could be reached by sailing around South America instead of going around Africa and sailing east.  Find out what it may have been like to be on that voyage.  Learn about the mutinous crews, the treacherous weather, the hunger, the work and the lost hope as the men attempted to sail TO THE EDGE OF THE WORLD.
SUBJECTS:     Magellan, Ferdinand, d. 1521 -- Fiction.
                        Voyages around the world -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.


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