Huey, Lois Miner The Search for El Dorado (Totally True Adventures), 92 pages. Random House , 2016. $4.99. Content: G. NONFICTION
This book covers at ton of information, starting with the ancient story which may have started the legend of El Dorado and continuing into the many searchers from Columbus, to Spanish explorer’s, to Sir Walter Raleigh, an d many others. While all failed, the book focuses on how these many searches led to discovery, trickery, danger, gold rushes, poor treatment of natives, and more.
I was excited to read this book, but was overwhelmed by it, despite its short length. It was so stuffed with information that spanned quite a bit of time I think students reader’s would either be bored or confused. The illustrations are helpful and the cover is very appealing.
EL – OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.