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e-Book Hudson download

e-Book Hudson download

by Janice Weaver,David Craig

ISBN: 0887768148
ISBN13: 978-0887768149
Language: English
Publisher: Tundra Books; Complete Numbers Starting with 1, 1st Ed edition (September 14, 2010)
Pages: 48
Category: History
Subategory: For Kids

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Rating: 4.3
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Hudson written by Janice Weaver and illustrated by David Craig provides an excellent introduction to the life of Henry Hudson.

Hudson written by Janice Weaver and illustrated by David Craig provides an excellent introduction to the life of Henry Hudson. Hudson's story is told chronologically through a series of short, focused chapters. The author is careful to point out that little factual information is known about his life, so the narrative focuses.

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History has not been kind to Henry Hudson

History has not been kind to Henry Hudson. Although he gave his name to a mighty river, an important strait, and a huge bay, today he is remembered more for the mutiny that took his life. The grandson of a trader, Hudson sailed under both British and Dutch flags, looking for a northern route to China.

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History has not been kind to Henry Hudson. He's been dismissed as a short-tempered man who played favorites with his crew and had an unstoppable ambition and tenacity. Although he gave his name to a mighty river, an important strait, and a huge bay, today he is remembered more for the mutiny that took his life. The grandson of a trader, Hudson sailed under both British and Dutch flags, looking for a northern route to China. Although none of his voyages led to the discovery of a northwest passage, he did explore what is now Hudson's Bay and what is now New York City.Whatever his personal shortcomings, to sail through dangerous, ice-filled waters with only a small crew in a rickety old boat, he must have been someone of rare courage and vision. In Hudson, Janice Weaver has created a compelling portrait of a man who should be remembered not for his tragic end, but for the way he advanced our understanding of the world.
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Saithi
Hudson written by Janice Weaver and illustrated by David Craig provides an excellent introduction to the life of Henry Hudson.

This beautifully illustrated book provides factual information about Hudson's life in an interesting way. The combination of photographs of artifacts, era paintings, historical maps, and new illustrations by David Craig add depth the visual aspects of the book.

Hudson's story is told chronologically through a series of short, focused chapters. The author is careful to point out that little factual information is known about his life, so the narrative focuses on those elements that have been established through history.

I was particularly drawn to information that's often overlooked in books for young people. Half and whole page informational boxes woven throughout the book provide insights into the time period, tools, or other interesting background content. For instance, the author explains that we really don't know what the explorer looked like because the paintings of him were created by people who never met him.

Long sentences and some complex language may limit the appeal of the book for younger researchers. However middle grade students investigating explorers will find the text very useful for projects.

Pages about historical sites and monuments, suggestions for additional reading, and a useful index are found at the end of the book.

Overall, Hudson is an excellent example of quality writing for young people.

BoberMod
Janice Weaver's "Hudson" is an interesting and quick paced history of the explorer that is really reader-friendly.

She immediately grabbed my attention by her lively prose and the fact the she didn't waste my time boring me with dates, but instead focused upon those things that students of history, or beginning history readers, are going to find interesting. Things like scurvy, rebellion, scheming, starving, being shot through the neck with an arrow, and jail time.

Since I was trained as an historian I can be pretty critical as to how material is handled, but I've got no complaints here. The author doesn't just pretend that we know everything there is to know about Hudson, the way some textbooks do. Instead she explains to the reader that there are large gaps in Hudson's timeline, and that we don't even know what he looks like.

At the end Ms. Weaver further endeared herself to me by suggesting that young readers look to the primary sources of Hudson's time -- like Hudson's and Juet's logs -- rather than other textbooks. This is the only way, in my opinion, to ever grow a love of the study of history.

THE SKINNY:::
"Hudson" is a beautiful book. The cover is especially nice as it has full color images just like the jacket, instead of being just plain with a title. The jacket is really cool in that there's an excellent map of Hudson's voyages on the inside.

Ms. Weaver presents a quick, but thorough mini-history of Hudson that focuses on the important aspects of his journeys and the reasons for them, rather than boring old dates. She does a good job of making the dangers and discomfort of those early sea voyages come alive.

I like that there are breakouts in this book which discuss side-issues like scurvy, whaling, and mermaids.

The approach is kid-friendly and would be suitable for history classes or anyone interested in Hudson.

The Reading Level is 4.0 or at the entering Fourth Grade level.

Pam T!
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I gave this book first to my 9 year old, and she devoured it, rating it a 7 out of 10 (since she mainly likes fantasy fiction, that's a pretty good rating for a nonfiction book). I have to say I was pleased to receive it, as there is a mystifying dearth of good books on this subject for this age group. Hudson's story is fascinating, and well-told in the book, along with informative sidebars and attractive illustrations, though I must say that at times the relationship between the illustrations and the nearby text was a little hard to discern. Definitely a valuable book for the 8-12 age group.

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