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The treasure of the black swan

"Based on real events, this thrilling graphic novel chronicles the intense legal and political battles sparked by the discovery of a priceless shipwreck. May 2007. When an American treasure-hunting company uncovers a shipwreck containing the greatest underwater trove ever found, the world is captivated by their discovery. But over in Spain, a group of low-level government officials surmises that the sunken ship is in fact an ancient Spanish vessel. Thus begins a legal and political thriller, pitting a group of idealistic civil servants against a rich and powerfully connected treasure hunter, in which vital cultural artifacts and hundreds of millions of dollars hang in the balance. Cartoonist Paco Roca and writer Guillermo Corral bring a cinematic flair to this graphic novel, combining threads of Tintin-inspired seafaring adventure, political intrigue, tense courtroom drama, and, in the midst of it all, a budding romance. A gripping dramatization of a little-known, unbelievable true story of money, political power, and cultural heritage"--Provided by publisher.

A ceiling made of eggshells

From age seven, Loma relishes traveling with her beloved grandfather across fifteenth-century Spain, working to keep the Jews safe, but soon realizes she must also make sacrifices to help her people.

Don Quixote

Chronicles the adventures of the not-so-noble knight, Don Quixote, and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain.

Where do you think you're going, Christopher Columbus?

Discusses the voyages of Christopher Columbus who determined to beat everyone in the race to the Indies.

Christopher Columbus

Provides information about the life of Christopher Columbus, and discusses his role in the discovery and exploration of America.

Spanish explorers

An exploration of the lives and accomplishments of Spanishexplorers. Includes audio, videos, activities, weblinks, slideshows, transparencies, maps, quizzes, and supplementary resources.

El secreto de Crist?bal Col?n

Discusses the secret story of Christopher Columbus' voyage from Europe to the Americas in the late fifteenth century, covering his challenge to map makers by sailing west in search of a new passage to India. Includes a CD.

Lazarillo de Tormes

L?zaro, a Salamanca town crier, relates the story of his struggle out of poverty, beginning with his widowed mother who apprenticed him to a cunning, blind beggar, and leading to his efforts at outwitting a variety of disreputable masters before getting married to the mistress of a local churchman. Contains audio CD.

Juan Ponce de Le?n

Presents in graphic novel format the life and adventures of sixteenth-century Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Le?n.

Don Quixote de la Mancha

The epic tale of an eccentric country gentleman and his companion who set out as a knight and squire of old to right wrongs and punish evil in sixteenth-century Spain.


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