La Salle

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This biography introduces young readers to the life of Frenchman René-Robert Cavalier de La Salle. Readers learn about La Salle's childhood, education, and family life in France as well as his time in New France as a farmer and a fur trader. La Salle's exploration of the Ohio River for New France's governor Daniel de Rémy, Sieur de Courcelles is discussed. Also introduced is Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet's exploration of the Mississippi River during La Salle's time. Readers discover that King Louis XIV of France granted La Salle permission to explore western New France. And using a detailed map, readers follow La Salle's path through Lakes Ontario, Erie, Huron, and Michigan; his stops in present-day Green Bay, Wisconsin, and St. Joseph, Michigan; and his trips down the Kankakee, Illinois, and Arkansas rivers to the Gulf of Mexico. The book explains that La Salle was the first European to explore the length of the Mississippi River, he claimed the entire Mississippi River basin for France, and that the United States bought this territory from France in an agreement called the Louisiana Purchase. Full-color photos, an index, a timeline, discussion questions, bold glossary terms, and phonetics accompany easy-to-read text.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF025080, JNF007020, JNF051170
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Biographies, Geography
Copyright 2007
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2007-01-01
ISBN 9781596797505, 9781617847950
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 977.01
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Guided Reading Level P
ATOS Reading Level 4.6
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 112072
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
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Author: Kristin Petrie