Who Was Ponce de Leon? (Who Was?)

by Pam Pollack (Author) Dede Putra (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade
Series: Who Was?
Learn the story of Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de León and how he shaped the history of both Florida and Puerto Rico during the Age of Exploration. In the early 1500s, Ponce de Leon was was one of the most important Spanish military figures in the Caribbean. He made his first voyage across the Atlantic with Christopher Columbus and then, after years of battle with the native Taino, became the first governor of Puerto Rico. Although the story of his search for the Fountain of Youth is entirely fictional, his noteworthy expedition to - and naming of - Florida is one of his greatest legacies.
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Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9780399544330
Lexile Measure
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Guided Reading Level
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Publisher
Penguin Workshop
Publication date
June 20, 2022
Series
Who Was?
BISAC categories
JNF007020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Historical
JNF038050 - Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | Caribbean & Latin America
JNF025080 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | Exploration & Discovery
Library of Congress categories
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