Description - Adventures of the Treasure Fleet by Ann Martin Bowler
Age range 4+Adventures of the Treasure Fleet is the amazing story of these seven epic
voyages and their larger-than-life commander, Admiral Zheng He.
Beginning in 1405, Admiral Zheng He led more than 300 gigantic,
brightly-painted ships across the South China Sea to the Indian Ocean and
all the way to the distant coast of Africa. The admiral and his crew battled
pirates and raging storms, and were amazed by the people and ways of life
in distant lands. At each port, Chinese goods were traded for pearls,
precious stones, herbs and medicines which were given as tribute to
China's powerful emperor when the ships' returned home.
Filled with historical facts, Adventures of the Treasure Fleet brings a
fantastic piece of history to life. Gracefully told and beautifully illustrated,
the story's fast pace will keep young ones captivated while offering
enough information to satisfy curious readers of all ages.
Buy Adventures of the Treasure Fleet by Ann Martin Bowler from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(313mm x 235mm x mm)
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
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Author Biography - Ann Martin Bowler
Ann Bowler was born in the US and raised in Ojai, California. She has a BA in Sociology and trained as a teacher at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is now a full-time writer and has traveled with her family to Indonesia many times. Ann lives in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California. She has written seven books for children, including Gecko's Complaint. Illustrator: For her 10th birthday, Lak-Khee Tay-Audouard received her very first picture book, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, and that led her to the magical world of illustrated story books. Though she has no formal education in the fine arts, she is fond of telling the world about the details found in nature, man-made objects and human situations--by expressing a naivete and child-like innocence through her illustrations. Her inspiration often comes from nature and she is happiest working from home, where she can hear the serenade of frogs and birds every morning. She lives in France with her husband Denis, their two children Baobab and Anais, and their cat Sally.