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Sir Walter Ralegh and the quest for El Dorado / Marc Aronson.

By: Aronson, Marc.
Material type: TextTextDescription: xviii, 222 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 039584827X; 9780395848272.Subject(s): Raleigh, Walter, Sir, approximately 1552-1618 -- Juvenile literature | Explorers -- Great Britain -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Great Britain -- Court and courtiers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Guiana -- Discovery and exploration -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 942.05/5/092 | B Other classification: RB 10026
Contents:
Map of Voyages to the New World -- Cast of Characters -- Prologue: Between Paradise and the Serpent's Mouth -- The Golden Man -- What Was El Dorado? -- Rising -- From Devon to the Wars -- How England Became England -- Family and Faith -- The Most Grievous Calamity -- The Queen's Problem -- The Queen's Progress -- Plantations -- Gallant Captain -- Fortune's Favor -- The Lost Colony -- Near to Heaven by Sea -- A Land of Plenty -- The First Colony: Ireland in America -- An Ingenious People -- Dreams and Mirages -- An El Dorado in Ireland -- Captains and Maids -- The New Hope and the Terrible Year -- The Armada -- The Agony of John White -- El Dorado -- The Lie -- All the World's a Stage -- The Mother of Prizes -- Beyond the Horizon -- The Discovery of the Golden Kingdom -- My Lord of Essex -- Mischievous Matchivel -- The Play of Treason -- Prologue: The Royal Hunt -- James's Double Game -- Ralegh Takes Center Stage -- Plays Within Plays -- The Story of Our Days -- Endgame -- Proving a Myth -- Sharp Medicine -- Time Line.
Awards: Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal, 2001, ALA Notable Children's Book, 2001.Summary: Recounts the adventurous life of the English explorer and courtier who spelled his name "Ralegh" and led many expeditions to the New World.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Map of Voyages to the New World -- Cast of Characters -- Prologue: Between Paradise and the Serpent's Mouth -- The Golden Man -- What Was El Dorado? -- Rising -- From Devon to the Wars -- How England Became England -- Family and Faith -- The Most Grievous Calamity -- The Queen's Problem -- The Queen's Progress -- Plantations -- Gallant Captain -- Fortune's Favor -- The Lost Colony -- Near to Heaven by Sea -- A Land of Plenty -- The First Colony: Ireland in America -- An Ingenious People -- Dreams and Mirages -- An El Dorado in Ireland -- Captains and Maids -- The New Hope and the Terrible Year -- The Armada -- The Agony of John White -- El Dorado -- The Lie -- All the World's a Stage -- The Mother of Prizes -- Beyond the Horizon -- The Discovery of the Golden Kingdom -- My Lord of Essex -- Mischievous Matchivel -- The Play of Treason -- Prologue: The Royal Hunt -- James's Double Game -- Ralegh Takes Center Stage -- Plays Within Plays -- The Story of Our Days -- Endgame -- Proving a Myth -- Sharp Medicine -- Time Line.

Recounts the adventurous life of the English explorer and courtier who spelled his name "Ralegh" and led many expeditions to the New World.

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal, 2001, ALA Notable Children's Book, 2001.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-A welcome book on an important historical figure in European and North American history. Scholars now agree on the spelling of the man's name as "Ralegh," so beware of possible confusion. Sir Walter led an active, ambitious, and sometimes acrimonious life. From humble beginnings to the court of Elizabeth I (who appropriately is a primary figure in the book with much insight given to her as a person and as a ruler), Sir Walter played a role in the social, political, and cultural worlds of his time. Aronson begins with an impressive cast of characters that demonstrates the vast influence of his subject: royalty, New World chiefs, conquistadors, and famous writers, all of whom are blended together to tell this complex, interesting, well-written, and readable story. While it is doubtful that Ralegh actually threw his cape down to prevent Elizabeth from stepping in a puddle, he did introduce potatoes to Ireland. The many elements of the man's personality are explored in a well-rounded and fair manner, with several examples of his own writings-from poetry to a suicide note-interspersed throughout. The quest for El Dorado has a recurring role here, just as it did in Ralegh's life, but despite the title, it is not necessarily the main thrust of the book. Well illustrated with black-and-white prints and original maps, and including thorough endnotes and a great comparative time line, this book is exemplary nonfiction and pure gold for libraries.-Andrew Medlar, Chicago Public Library, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Marc Aronson is a senior editor at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

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