Father Jacques Marquette was a man of God and New France. He not only established a mission, he also participated in a daring expedition down the Mississippi River. His findings informed the French about the region of the Mississippi River. A jack of many trades - Father Jacques Marquette! 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.