This book is sure to capture a young child's interest. The life of Pocahontas is beautifully illustrated with art and full-color photographs. This is an easy-to-read story for children who are beginning to read alone. It will help your child develop their reading skills, general knowledge and love of reading.
In Level Two: There are information boxes filled with fun facts, an index and longer sentences with increased vocabulary.
So, what did I learn?
That Pocahontas was given the English name Rebecca!
Pocahontas is a nickname that means "playful" and her real name was Matoaka
What children might not enjoy learning?
That she didn't marry John Smith, yet there is a surprise ending.
Children will learn that Pocahontas helped encouraged peace between the settlers and Indians and that a statue now stands in Gravesend, England where Pocahontas is buried.
~The Rebecca Review
on January 19, 2014
After reading The True Story of Pocahontas: The Other Side of History, written by Custalow and Daniel, which shares the Mattaponi tribe’s version of the story, passed down orally through the generations, I was anxious to find a children’s primary-level book for my child on Pocahontas that respected her tribe’s perspective. I examined all six that my local library has. Pocahontas, by Caryn Jenner, is one that was far too skewed toward the colonialists’ perspective for my comfort.