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Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado

by Marc Aronson

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This engaging ALA notable book and Sibert Medal winner in 2001 is well researched and written in an engaging storytelling format that will appeal to middle grade readers. While it is leveled at 7.8, the timelines, illustrations, organization, index, will all make this accessible to slightly younger readers for research. The author thoroughly explores the adventurous life of Walter Raleigh, both his successes and his failures to find the mythical El Dorado. Students who enjoy interesting historical characters will enjoy this book.
  TLDennis | Jul 27, 2016 |
History books are more interesting if they tell a story. This is the story of Sir Walter Ralegh, explorer, warrior and ladies man. ( )
  dianecaesar | Sep 4, 2012 |
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In this extraordinarily well researched and insightful biography, Marc Aronson explores the amazing accomplishments and dismal failures of one of the most flamboyant figures of the Elizabethan age. Best remembered for laying his coat in a muddy puddle so that Queen Elizabeth I could walk across it, Sir Walter Ralegh committed himself to pleasing his monarch and obtaining power in her court. He heroically risked his life in battle time and again, chasing after glory to win her favor. His notoriously ill-fated quest for the mythological golden city of El Dorado was perhaps his grandest attempt, but it also was his undoing, and Ralegh ultimately paid for his mistakes with his life. Despite his shortcomings, he was not only charismatic and brave, he was brilliant as well, and his contributions to the New World and to western culture as a whole were vast and enduring. MAPS, ENDNOTES and BIBLIOGRAPHY, TIMELINE, INDEX.

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Recounts the adventurous life of the English explorer and courtier who spelled his name "Ralegh" and led many expeditions to the New World.

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