Get ready for adventure, and learn about the amazing lives of some of the most important explorers who journeyed to the New World. Discover where they came from, how they lived their early lives, and what led them to leave the safety of their homes and explore new lands. The Age of Exploration brought adventurers from Europe to what would become known as the Americas. Learn more about these men and what drove them to explore-as well as the cost paid by those already living in these "new" lands.
About the Author
Michael Burgan has written numerous books for children and young adults during his nearly 20 years as a freelance writer. Many of his books have focused on U.S. history, geography, and the lives of world leaders. Michael has won several awards for his writing, and his graphic novel version of the classic tale Frankenstein (Stone Arch Books) was a Junior Library Guild selection. Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in history.He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his cat, Callie.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Columbus? Admiral of the Ocean Sea 4
Chapter 2 Ponce de Leon, Explorer of Florida 12
Chapter 3 Cartier Goes to Canada 18
Chapter 4 Coronado's Quest for Gold 22
Chapter 5 Drake Circles the World 28
Chapter 6 Hudson Reaches New York 34
Chapter 7 Joliet and Marquette Go Down the Mississippi 40
Read More 47
Critical Thinking using the Common Core 47
Internet Sites 47