Saturday, February 05, 2005

Torrey, Michele. To the edge of the world

Torrey, Michele. To the edge of the world. Knopf, 2003 [0-375-92338-1]
After the death of his parents, 14-year-old Mateo becomes cabin boy to Magellan on his trip around the world. The reader experiences the mutinies, and the many hardships and horrors of this dreadful three and a half year-long journey. There are historical notes and a bibliography at the end of this 219 page story. The book is a good way for students to experience and try to understand this epic journey of achievement.


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