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Pocahontas by Joseph Bruchac

Pocahontas (edition 2005)

by Joseph Bruchac (Author)

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Told from the viewpoints of Pocahontas and John Smith, describes their lives in the context of the encounter between the Powhatan Indians and the English colonists of seventeenth-century Jamestown, Virginia.
Authors:Joseph Bruchac (Author)
Info:HMH Books for Young Readers (2005), Edition: First, 173 pages
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This was a wonderful story, well-researched, and told from the POV of both John Smith and Pocahontas. Interestingly, neither voice is "humble" and that makes the story more true-to-life. Readers can see how each interprets the same event in opposite ways. The book includes an afterword explaining what happened to Pocahontas and John Smith (the story ends when both her tribe and Smith believe peace has been achieved), words from 17th century English and from the Powhatan language, and literature circle questions. ( )
  DonnaMarieMerritt | Jan 7, 2018 |
I thought this book was well-written in a light manner in which everyone can clearly understand, what made me really enjoy the book was that it allowed the reader to view two different perspectives. It went from first person Pocahontas to first person to captain Smith. This made the book very interesting because it lets the reader view the Indians point of view as well as the new coming Britain people. I also the details that are in this book. the details helps the readers visualize whats's happening more clear. ( )
  kristeen1995 | Jan 20, 2017 |
This biography was extremely informative. Not only did I learn about the Pocahontas's life, but also about the many practices and costumes of Native American tribes. Pocahontas's story is nothing like the story I grew up knowing as a child. Pocahontas was a brave hero that not only saved John Smith's life but also brought peace to the new colony of Jamestown and the Native Americans. I believe this book would be great for fourth and fifth graders who love for history. I enjoyed the book because it gave me a better understanding of Pocahontas and her legend. ( )
  olivia.sanchez | Jan 20, 2016 |
“Pocahontas” is a biographical text that reflects on the life of Pocahontas. The story talked about Pocahontas and her interactions with the men of the Jamestown settlement, her love affairs, and her accomplishments. The main purpose of this book is to educate young readers about the historical events of Pocahontas and her accomplishments. I enjoyed this book for a variety of reasons. Though this text was filled with a lot of information it was presented to its readers in a very organized and non- overwhelming fashion. Each page had large illustrations that spoke true to the text that was presented on this page. Additionally, this book provided captions at the bottom of various pages to define words in the text that may be unfamiliar to its readers. For example, at the beginning of the book the author states that Pocahontas is from the Powhatan tribe and at the bottom of the page there is a caption that delves into deeper description of the Powhatan tribe. Something that I did not particularly like about this text was how the characters in the illustrations never seemed to be looking at each other in the eyes. It was very noticeable in the text that the characters were not looking at one another and this made the book seem as though it was lacking in depth. ( )
  EmilyEgert | Oct 28, 2014 |
This was a nice change from the original love story of Pocahontas and John Smith. Instead the story focuses on what happened from the time that the settlers came into their village and the battle that was fought between the two peoples. the book also follows more Native American practices and beliefs, I liked that a lot about the book. I think this would be a good read for 4th- 7th graders, I think boys would enjoy this book over other Pocahontas books. ( )
  Krguarisco | Nov 17, 2012 |
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I am my father's favorite daughter. This means a great deal, for he is Mamanatowic, the Great Chief of all Powhatan towns. My formal name is Amonute. But my everyday name is Pocahontas.
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