Henry Hudson: English Explorer of the Northwest Passage

Version: Unabridged
Author: Josepha Sherman
Narrator: Eileen Stevens
Genres: Educational
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Published In: June 2009
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 1 hour, 38 minutes
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Overview

The Library of Explorers and Exploration™ Primary sources make these fascinating books unique. The titles in this visually stunning new biography series will provide middle school readers with an understanding of each explorer's life and achievements. Primary source documents such as journal entries, maps, and letters supplement engaging and detailed prose to explain the voyages and the impact they had on society and history. This series' supports the social studies curriculum for: European exploration of the Americas; People, places and environment Guided only by legendary stories and unfinished fifteenth-century maps, Henry Hudson set out to search for the sea route through what was thought to be a polar passage to Asia. An English navigator in search of the riches of the Orient for the Dutch East India Company, Hudson got more than he bargained for on what was to become his last voyage in 1610. Young people will enjoy this fascinating biography, complete with primary source quotations from Hudson's ship logs. "This series titles will provide attractive overview resources for that ubiquitous explorer report. the set has a unified old manuscript appearance with pages printed with full bleeds. Each of the handsome two-page layouts serves as a chapter with one page devoted to illustrations: maps, photos, or drawings from stock archival sources. A summarizing timeline, and index are included." - Library Talk

Author Details

Author Details

Sherman, Josepha

"Josepha Sherman is a fantasy and science fiction writer, folklorist and storyteller.

Josepha has sold over 125 short stories and articles to books and magazines, and has written for the animated TV show Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers. In addition, she's done storytelling for all ages, and lectured on folklore, fantasy and science fiction across North America, including speaking engagements at the Library of Congress and the American Folklore Society conferences. She's an active member of The Authors Guild, SFWA, the American Folklore Society and the SCBWI, as well as a fan of all things SF, equine, computer-oriented, aviation, and of the long-suffering (""wait till next year, or possibly this year!"") New York Mets. "