Horizon Caravel Books

Founded in 1949, American Heritage magazine was a leading voice of American history--but they published books for world history too. 

By the mid 1960s, the company employed approximately 300 people, with American Heritage as a flagship for the direct marketing of history books. Horizon Caravel books were one series they published. The 34 attractive hardbound books present young readers with most of the important, and many lesser-known, events and figures in world history, all of them engagingly written and full of beautiful color illustrations ranging from photographs to oil paintings. Because there's so much information, and most entries are divided into digestible sections, these make excellent flip-through books for free time or a rainy day.

Because each title is topic-specific, these also make excellent resources for research projects. And because kids love reading about battles and exploration, artists and builders, the Horizon Caravel series is a great way to get them more interested in history by providing them with factual information on the subjects they already love. A great addition to any library, and lots of fun to collect. 

If you're more interested in people and events from world history, check out the American Heritage Junior Library.

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Alexander the Great
by Charles Mercer
from Harper & Row
for 4th-8th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Battle of Waterloo
by J. Christopher Herold
from American Heritage Publishing Co.
for 6th-10th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Beethoven
by David Jacobs
from Harper & Row
for 4th-8th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Building the Suez Canal
by S. C. Burchell
from Harper & Row
for 4th-8th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Caesar
by Irwin Isenberg
from American Heritage Publishing Co.
for 6th-10th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Captain Cook and the South Pacific
by Oliver Warner
from American Heritage Publishing Co.
for 4th-8th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Charlemagne
by Richard Winston
from American Heritage Publishing Co.
for 6th-10th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Charles Darwin and the Origin of Species
by Walter Karp
from Harper & Row
for 4th-8th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Constantinople
by David Jacobs
from American Heritage Publishing Co.
for 6th-10th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Cortes and the Aztec Conquest
by Irwin R. Blacker
from American Heritage Publishing Co.
for 6th-10th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Desert War in North Africa
by Stephen W. Sears
from Harper & Row
for 4th-8th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Exploration of Africa
by Thomas Sterling
from Harper & Row
for 4th-8th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Ferdinand and Isabella
by Melveena McKendrick
from American Heritage Publishing Co.
for 4th-8th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
French Revolution
from American Heritage Publishing Co.
for 4th-8th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Heroes of Polar Exploration
by Ralph Andrist
from American Heritage Publishing Co.
for 6th-10th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Holy Land in the Time of Jesus
by Norman Kotker
from Horizon Books
for 6th-10th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Joan of Arc
by Jay Williams
from American Heritage Publishing Co.
for 6th-10th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Knights of the Crusades
by Jay Williams
from American Heritage Publishing Co.
for 4th-8th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Leonardo da Vinci
by Jay Williams
from Horizon Books
for 5th-8th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Lorenzo de' Medici and the Renaissance
by Charles L. Mee
from Harper & Row
for 4th-8th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Marco Polo's Adventures in China
by Milton Rugoff
from American Heritage Publishing Co.
for 4th-8th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Master Builders of the Middle Ages
by David Jacobs
from American Heritage Publishing Co.
for 4th-6th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Mountain Conquest
by Eric Shipton
from Harper & Row
for 4th-8th grade
in 20th Century Exploration (Location: HISW-20EXP)
Nelson and the Age of Fighting Sail
by Oliver Warner
from Harper & Row
for 4th-8th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Pharaohs of Egypt
by Jacquetta Hawkes
from Harper & Row
for 4th-8th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Pizarro and the Conquest of Peru
Horizon Caravel Book
by Cecil Howard
from American Heritage Publishing Co.
for 5th-9th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Russia In Revolution
by E. M. Halliday
from American Heritage Publishing Co.
for 4th-8th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Russia Under the Czars
by Henry Moscow
from Harper & Row
for 4th-8th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Search for Early Man
by John E. Pfeiffer
from Horizon Books
for 3rd-8th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Search for King Arthur
by Christopher Hibbert
1st edition from Harper & Row
for 4th-8th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Shakespeare's England
by Louis B. Wright
from Harper & Row
for 3rd-8th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Spanish Armada
by Jay Williams
from Harper & Row
for 4th-8th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Universe of Galileo & Newton
from Horizon Books
for 3rd-8th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Vikings
Horizon Caravel
by Frank R. Donovan
from American Heritage Publishing Co.
for 4th-8th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)