Join Francisco and his good friend Pedro as they sail with Christopher Columbus on an exciting adventure to the "New World." Find out why Columbus wants to sail into the vast, unknown Sea of Darkness. Why would two boys be allowed to go on such a dangerous voyage? You will see, first-hand, the dangers of sea travel and how the courage of Columbus kept everyone safe. Read how Francisco and Pedro, stepped ashore boldly and met Tiapo and Caunita, two native-Americans children living on the island of Guanahani. You will discover how the "Indians" lived and how the sailors treated them. Will Columbus and his crew become rich and famous and will their discovery change the world? This book is part of the "Courage in History" Series.
About the Author: Al M. Rocca is a Faculty Advisor for the CalState Teach program at California State University, Monterey Bay. He is the author of a series of historical fiction books designed for classroom use, including: Esselen & Spanish Courage; Patriot Courage; Chumash Courage and Pilgrim Courage.