New York : Benchmark Books, c2005.
80 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
Introduces the life of the explorer who was sent to Peru in the sixteenth century by the king of Spain to conquer the Incas and claim their land and wealth for the Spanish crown.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 77-78) and index.
Where Pizarro came from -- The Spanish conquistadores -- The business of conquest -- A glimpse of gold -- The Inca empire -- Epidemics and civil wars -- The decisive day -- Turning an empire into a colony -- The struggle for freedom.