Francisco Vásquez de Coronado was a famous Spanish explorer who traveled throughout the American Southwest in search of famous cities of gold. Since he never found golden riches for Spain, many only saw his failures. Today we see all the rich land and resources that Francisco discovered! 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.