This book is part of a series on explorers of the new world that includes all the major players like Magellan, Columbus, De Soto etc. The book serves as a good introduction to Coronado(for a book report) or good reference material for an extended report on a variety of subjects relating to the southwest. There are sufficient pictures throughout the 58 pages to hold a young readers interest. This biography deals with most aspects of the mans life without bogging the reader down with too many details. Like many childrens biographies, it begins with his birth and by the end of the page he is an adult explorer. Not much information is given about his youth. There is historical information given regarding the times in which Coronado lived; I'm not sure that the connection between the times and his exploits is adequately explained. The parent or teacher might have to assist in making the connection. His quest for gold and the fabled Seven Cities of Gold is certainly highlighted. The many discoveries he made in the process, including the Grand Canyon and Colorado River are also brought to attention of the young reader. His lasting legacy and the overall Spanish influence in the Southwest is a dominant part of the book. For further reference when doing a report it is recommended to seek out additional sources such as Majestic Journey: Coronado's Inland Empire or The Journey of Coronado (Dover Books on Travel, Adventure) .This book is recommended for middle school and community libraires.