This biography introduces young readers to the life of English soldier, explorer, knight, and poet Sir Walter Raleigh. Through engaging text, readers learn about Raleigh's childhood, family life, and education. The book also explains that Raleigh was a favorite of England's Queen Elizabeth I and the legend that he once laid his cloak over a puddle so the queen wouldn't muddy her shoes. Readers discover that Raleigh established colonies in North America, searched for the fabled El Dorado in South America, fought the Spanish Armada, and was imprisoned in the Tower of London. Raleigh's career as a writer is also covered, as is his aid to English poet Edmund Spenser publish The Faerie Queene. Full-color photos, a detailed map, an index, a timeline, discussion questions, bold glossary terms, and phonetics accompany easy-to-read text.