The Library of Explorers and Exploration(tm) Primary sources make these fascinating books unique. The titles in this visually stunning new biography series will provide middle school readers with an understanding of each explorer's life and achievements. Primary source documents such as journal entries, maps, and letters supplement engaging and detailed prose to explain the voyages and the impact they had on society and history. Richly illustrated with full-color maps, paintings, and other relevant images, this series offers a full-bodied portrait of noteworthy explorers and the period in which they lived. This series supports the social studies curriculum for: European exploration of the Americas; People, places and environment John Cabot: Young people will be absorbed in this story about a Genoese-born navigator who sailed to Newfoundland in command of a British ship in 1497. One year later, he sailed again in search of the Northwest Passage to Asia but failed to return. An engaging tale, this biography of Cabot's life is filled with interesting details and firsthand accounts of the isolation of life at sea.