Jean Fritz brings history to life once again in 10 true tales of 15th-century European explorers?from Bartholomew Diaz and Christopher Columbus to Juan Ponce de Leon and Vasco Nu?ez de Balboa?who changed the map and left behind stories of adventure too good to miss. ?Fritz approaches Athe salient facts? with playful irreverence; accordingly, the frequently traveled material can seem refreshingly new.? ? Publishers Weekly, starred review ?AFritz? turns in a fast-paced narrative enriched and enlivened by fascinating stories and details of the sort that rarely appear in standard textbooks.? ? Kirkus Reviews, pointer review ?No one is better than Jean Fritz at making history interesting as well as comprehensible.? ? The Horn Book Jean Fritz lives in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Anthony Bacon Venti lives in Rockland, Maine.