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The Conquistadores: Building a Spanish Empire in the Americas

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The Conquistadors were both Spanish warriors and explorers driven by their three passions of glory, God, and gold. Kids will learn about the fascinating story of Cortes and his conquest of Mexico as well as the legend of Coronado, explorer of the American Southwest plus many more!

Table of Contents

  • Spain and the Conquistadores
  • Cortes and the Conquest of Mexico
  • Pizarro an the Conquest of the Incas
  • Francisco de Coronado, Explorer of the American Southwest
  • Timeline
  • Glossary
  • Further Information
  • Index




  • Suggested Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Suggested Reading Level: Grade 5
  • Guided Reading Level: V
  • ATOS Reading Level: 5.9
  • ATOS Interest Level: LG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 75847
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0

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Author: R. Conrad Stein

R. Conrad Stein was born and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. At age 18, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served for three years. Later he attended the University of Illinois, where he graduated with a degree in history. He is now a full-time writer of material for young readers and has published more than 100 books. The study of history has always been Mr. Stein's hobby. The author lives in Chicago with his wife (children's book author Deborah Kent) and their daughter, Janna.


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