Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca was a brave Spanish explorer who encountered many difficulties. After experiencing a dangerous sea voyage to get to the New World, he was separated from his friends, then shipwrecked, then separated again! Alvar Nuñez wandered around America for eight years before finding a way to return home to Spain! These popular readers include easy-to-read information, fun facts and trivia, humor, activities and a whole lot more. They are great for ages 7-12 (grades 2-6), because although simple, these readers have substance and really engage kids with their stories. They are great for social studies, meeting state and national curriculum standards, individual and group reading programs, centers, library programs, and have many other terrific educational uses.