This title introduces readers to Ferdinand Magellan, the great explorer who was the first to sail around the world. Magellan’s life story is examined from his childhood to service in the court of Portugal’s queen. Magellan’s search for the Spice Islands in command of the Trinidad, the San Antonio, the Concepcion, and the Victoria is detailed, as is his exploration of the Canary Islands, Brazil, and Argentina and naming the Pacific Oceana and the Straits of Magellan on the way to the Philippines and Indonesia. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. ABDO & Daughters is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.