Juan Ponce de Leon was a young soldier in Spain when Christopher Columbus made his first voyage to the New World. De Leon accompanied him on his second voyage, and later became Governor of Puerto Rico. On voyages of his own, he explored other islands and discovered an even larger land —Florida. This biography captures the excitement of finding a "new world."
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