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Title:
Ponce de Léon : explorer of Florida
Author:
Molzahn, Arlene Bourgeois.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
Summary:
A biography of the Spanish explorer who first came to the New World with Columbus, went on to become governor of Puerto Rico, and later came to Florida looking for the Fountain of Youth.
Language:
English
Contents:
Into battle -- On Hispaniola -- Governor Ponce de León -- "La Florida" -- Turtles and an old woman -- The last battle.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.8 0.5 71527.
ISBN:
9780766020719
Format :
Book

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Summary

Who searched for the Fountain of Youth and found Florida? Ponce de León did. Not only was Ponce de León the first governor of Puerto Rico, he went on to sail the Gulf Stream and discover what is now Florida. Readers will learn about how Ponce de León discovered an island full of tortugas (turtles). The Dry Tortugas Islands are now a United States National Park.


Author Notes

Arlene Bourgeois Molzahn is a retired teacher whose hobbies include writing, genealogy, gardening, square dancing, and cross-country skiing. She and her husband, Ken, live in the Midwest. Among their greatest joys are visits from their children and grandchildren.


Table of Contents

1 Into Battlep. 5
2 On Hispaniolap. 11
3 Governor Ponce de Leonp. 17
4 "La Florida"p. 23
5 Turtles and an Old Womanp. 31
6 The Last Battlep. 37
Timelinep. 43
Words to Knowp. 44
Learn More About Ponce de Leon (Books and Internet Addresses)p. 45
Indexp. 47
List of Maps
The Caribbeanp. 18
Ponce de Leon's First Voyagep. 24
Gulf Streamp. 27
Spainp. 36