Jean Nicolet was brave and curious. He left his home country of France to come to present-day Canada and make a life. He lived among Native Americans. He explored new lands. He was the first to discover Lake Michigan. Jean loved his life in New France. 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.