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Title:
Pocahontas
Author:
Sullivan, George, 1927-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
128 pages ; 20 cm.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
680 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.1 2.0 62190.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.4 5 Quiz: 23549 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780439165853
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: POCAHONTAS tells the exciting story of the life of this famous Native American woman, using the journals and writings of English colonists.

Famous for saving the life of Capt. John Smith in 1608, Pocahontas grew up as the favorite daughter of the Native American chief of the Powhatans. Pocahontas's rescue of Smith made her famous not only in colonial America, but across the ocean in England as well. Pocahontas made enormous contributions to the survival of Jamestown by bringing the colonists food and promoting peace between Powhatans and the English. Pocahontas lived a relatively short life, but she made an impact on colonial American history that is still felt today.
Did you know that Pocahontas:
-was really named Matoaka
-taught John Smith how to speak Algonkian
-was kidnapped and held hostage on an English ship?


Author Notes

Author George Edward Sullivan was born on August 11, 1927, in Lowell, MA. Between 1945 and 1948, he was in the U.S. Navy, where he served as a journalist. He has written over 200 nonfiction books for children and young adults on a wide variety of topics. In 2005, his book BUILT TO LAST was honored with the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children. Sullivan is a member of PEN, Authors Guild, Authors League of America, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He lives in New York with his wife.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-At the beginning of each volume, Sullivan discusses the differences between primary and secondary sources and the importance of utilizing primary sources whenever possible. Tubman is based on a biography published in 1869 that includes numerous quotes, as well as secondary sources. It chronicles the woman's life from her birth as a slave to Underground Railroad "conductor" to community service and suffragette work in her later years. Pocahontas relies heavily on the writings of Captain John Smith and others who knew Pocahontas and will likely disappoint readers interested in her own words, given the series title. Although informative, it is primarily a history of the Virginia colony, Jamestown settlement, and the struggle between the Native Americans and the settlers at the time. Information about Pocahontas helping Captain Smith and the settlers, her marriage to John Rolfe, and her travels to England is minimal (mainly due to the lack of primary sources). Both titles are highly readable and well organized; they have short chapters with large text and widely spaced lines. Period maps, reproductions, and black-and-white photographs accompany the texts.-Shauna Yusko, King County Library System, Bellevue, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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