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Pocahontas

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"A fascinating look at the early days of Jamestown Colony, Virginia, narrated in alternating chapters by [Captain John] Smith and . . . Pocahontas."—Historical Novel Society
In 1607, when John Smith and his "Coatmen" arrive in Powhatan to begin settling the colony of Virginia, their relations with the village's inhabitants are anything but warm. Pocahontas, the beloved daughter of the Powhatan chief, is just eleven, but this astute young girl plays a fateful, peaceful role in the destinies of two peoples.
Drawing from the personal journals of John Smith, American Book Award winner Joseph Bruchac reveals an important chapter of history through the eyes of two legendary figures. Includes an afterword, a glossary, and other historical context.
"Employing the same device as in his Sacajawea (2000), Bruchac breathes new life into this often-romanticized story . . . Both characters come to life instantly, and the daily accounts are rich with details of everyday life . . . His writing is masterfully stylized to suit all characters in their time and culture, and makes for dense but satisfying reading . . . A first choice for those interested in exploring the topic."—Kirkus Reviews
"Brings an authentic voice to a greatly mythologized and misunderstood Native American historical figure."—School Library Journal
"This vivid, detailed historical novel chronicles the relationship between Virginia colonists and the Powhatans as seen through the perspectives of Captain John Smith and 11-year-old Pocahontas, daughter of the Powhatan chief . . . exposing the many myths and misconceptions made popular by Disney and others."—Booklist


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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Kindle Book

  • Release date: October 1, 2005

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  • ISBN: 9780547351056
  • Release date: October 1, 2005

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  • ISBN: 9780547351056
  • File size: 1465 KB
  • Release date: October 1, 2005

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Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:6
Lexile® Measure:970
Interest Level:4-8(MG)
Text Difficulty:4-7

"A fascinating look at the early days of Jamestown Colony, Virginia, narrated in alternating chapters by [Captain John] Smith and . . . Pocahontas."—Historical Novel Society
In 1607, when John Smith and his "Coatmen" arrive in Powhatan to begin settling the colony of Virginia, their relations with the village's inhabitants are anything but warm. Pocahontas, the beloved daughter of the Powhatan chief, is just eleven, but this astute young girl plays a fateful, peaceful role in the destinies of two peoples.
Drawing from the personal journals of John Smith, American Book Award winner Joseph Bruchac reveals an important chapter of history through the eyes of two legendary figures. Includes an afterword, a glossary, and other historical context.
"Employing the same device as in his Sacajawea (2000), Bruchac breathes new life into this often-romanticized story . . . Both characters come to life instantly, and the daily accounts are rich with details of everyday life . . . His writing is masterfully stylized to suit all characters in their time and culture, and makes for dense but satisfying reading . . . A first choice for those interested in exploring the topic."—Kirkus Reviews
"Brings an authentic voice to a greatly mythologized and misunderstood Native American historical figure."—School Library Journal
"This vivid, detailed historical novel chronicles the relationship between Virginia colonists and the Powhatans as seen through the perspectives of Captain John Smith and 11-year-old Pocahontas, daughter of the Powhatan chief . . . exposing the many myths and misconceptions made popular by Disney and others."—Booklist


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