Juan Ponce de Leon

Juan Ponce de Leon

by Tamara Green

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Juan Ponce de Leon by Tamara Green

Growing up in the region we now call Spain, Juan Ponce de Leon wanted to explore the "New World." After becoming a skilled soldier, he joined Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the Americas. He is best known for his exploration of Florida and the Caribbean, where he sought to discover the legendary Fountain of Youth, a spring whose waters were said to have the power to restore youth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780836851786
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2001
Series: Great Explorers Ser.
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.75(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 10 Years

Table of Contents

An Overview: Juan Ponce de Leon6
Routes: A New World10
Expeditions: Rulers of the World14
Into the Unknown: Fantasy and Curiosity18
Helping Hands: Governor, Farmer, Father22
Against all Odds: to Puerto Rico and Florida26
Distant Travels: Local Inhabitants30
New Horizons: Natural Wonders34
Challenges: Death and Destruction38
Discussion: for Further Discussion41
At that Time: Major World Events42
An Explorer's Legacy: Over the Years43
Glossary: Glossary44
Study: for Further Study46
Index: Index47

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