I DISCOVER COLUMBUS by Robert Lawson

I DISCOVER COLUMBUS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A spoof on Columbus, which I liked better than Pen and Me, its satire is more pointed, its humor more subtle. A parrot, Aurelio, blown to Spain by a hurricane, tells how he was responsible for bringing Columbus to Ferdinand and Isabella, how he fostered proceedings raising money, and plotted ways in which Columbus' own reluctance to sail would not stop the expedition. Of a hard crossing, with Columbus seasick in his cabin, or stranded on a tropical island, unwilling to go on, afraid to return. Lawson's illustrations are perfect for the text -- and it's a very taking take-off all in all.
Pub Date: Sept. 10th, 1941
ISBN: 0844667668
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1941




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