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Title:
Ponce de Léon : explorer of Florida
Author:
Molzahn, Arlene Bourgeois.
Personal Author:
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 but found Florida? Ponce de Leon did. Not only was Ponce de Leon the first governor of Puerto Rico, he went on to sail the Gulf Stream and discover what is now Florida. Read about how Ponce de Leon discovered an island full of tortugas (turtles). The Dry Tortugas Islands are now a United States National Park. In Ponce de Leon: Explorer of Florida, author Arlene Bourgeois Molzahn tells how Ponce de Leon sailed the Caribbean and claimed land for Spain. Learn how Ponce de Leon went from farmer to famous explorer. Book jacket.


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

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