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Hernando de Soto

A Life of Adventure

The Spanish conquistadors were men willing to explore uncharted lands and conquer Native American nations to fulfill their dreams of gaining great treasures. The tale of one brave, yet often cruel, conquistador is told in Hernando de Soto: A Life of Adventure.

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  • Birth of a Conqueror
  • Joining the Great Adventure
  • With Pizarro to the Land of the Incas
  • Return to the Americas
  • Timeline
  • Glossary
  • Further Information
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Dewey 970.01
ATOS Reading Level 5.9
Guided Reading Level V
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book
ISBN 9781592963850
Copyright 2005
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions 7.5 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs

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.