La Salle: Early Texas Explorer: Early Texas Explorer
René-Robert Cavelier, or Sieur de La Salle, grew up in France dreaming of adventures in distant lands! This exciting biography allows readers to explore new worlds with La Salle as they read about his fascinating life. Featuring plenty of bright images, easy to read text, constructive facts and sidebars, and an accessible index, table of contents, and glossary. Readers will be excited to learn about the Mississippi River discovery, Ville-Marie, Fort Crevecoeur, and other impressive exploration details!
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