Juan Ponce de Leon
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Juan Ponce de Leon discoverer of Florida by Steven Otfinoski

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Published by Benchmark Books in New York .
Written in English


  • Ponce de León, Juan, -- 1460?-1521 -- Juvenile literature,
  • Explorers -- America -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • Explorers -- Spain -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • America -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish -- Juvenile literature,
  • Florida -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish -- Juvenile literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby Steven Otfinoski.
GenreJuvenile literature, Biography
SeriesGreat explorations
The Physical Object
Pagination77 p. : 27 cm.
Number of Pages77
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23274688M
ISBN 100761416102, 0761417419
LC Control Number2003017582

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