These two entries from the ""Let's Celebrate"" series vary widely in quality. Tubman's story is conveyed in a lean, readable...

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CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS AND HIS VOYAGE TO AMERICA

These two entries from the ""Let's Celebrate"" series vary widely in quality. Tubman's story is conveyed in a lean, readable text that provides vibrant glimpses of a near-legendary figure--all through accessible dialogue comprised of Tubman's later comments about her slave years and fight for freedom--while Pinkney's scratchboard-like paintings resonate: a book guaranteed to kindle interest. On the other hand, Young's forced, fictional dialogue fails to breathe life into his flawed, stilted text, while Stewart's illustrations are awkward and the book carelessly designed: black text running across a black sky is nearly unreadable. A series to consider book by book.

Pub Date: Aug. 1, 1990

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 32

Publisher: Silver Burdett

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15, 1990