Pack your bags-we're going on an incredible trip! Travel with the Great Explorers takes you on some of the most remarkable journeys of exploration. Discover where the explorers went, why they went there, how they got there, and what went right and wrong along the way. Raised in terrible poverty, Francisco Pizarro became a soldier of fortune in a quest for wealth and success. When he heard stories of a rich empire in South America, he decided to find it. Eventually, Pizarro reached the great empire of the Inca in Peru, and with just a handful of men, captured the Inca ruler. Offered a room filled with treasure by the emperor for his freedom, Pizarro took the gold-and killed him anyway. He claimed the Inca empire for Spain, making many enemies along the way. In the end, it cost Pizarro his life. Book jacket.
Explore with Francisco Pizarro
Crabtree Publishing Company
Travel with the Great Explorers