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Pocahontas Paperback – February 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 45 pages
  • Publisher: Beautiful Feet Books (February 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1893103285
  • ISBN-13: 978-1893103283
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.1 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #163,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

An engrossing text and unusual litho graphs enhance this comprehensive biography of the plucky Indian prin cess. Ages 6-10.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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From Publishers Weekly: An engrossing text and unusual litho graphs enhance this comprehensive biography of the plucky Indian prin cess. Ages 6-10. Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. --Publishers Weekly

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Kids age 3-11 all loved this book.
Bethany
As with all of the books by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'aulaire, the illustrations are beautiful, the stories full of information and the facts true.
Annmarie G. Collins
This series of books by these authors are highly recommended to anyone looking for good quality picture books to read to their children.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Annmarie G. Collins on April 4, 2000
Format: Paperback
We've been taking this book out the library for years. We finally bought it. As with all of the books by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'aulaire, the illustrations are beautiful, the stories full of information and the facts true. They are very easy to read but still not wishy-washy. We all learn something everytime we read them. You want to read them over and over. Our children read these for fun. Wonderful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stacy on December 20, 2013
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This book should be read by every school child, like I did. Only, it was on the bookmobile, my own choice as a little kid at 7 years old, and the art attracted a little reader, me, in the 70's. I later saw this at the gift shop at The book's in the spirit of "The New World" and that little princess reminds me of this one.
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19 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Lifelong Library User on September 20, 2012
Format: Paperback
Bad enough that my six year old found a copy of the Disney Pocohantas history mash-up somewhere, and that she is obsessed with long-haired princesses. Disney we know about. But this lamentably-lauded book was granted automatic credibility from living in her school's library.

One star is one too many. A quick glance is enough to see that it is full of derogatory depictions, as well as imprecision and straight-up lies (which is ironic, given Pocahontas is reported to have confronted John Smith about the lie of his "death," and to recognize it as a common trait among "his countrymen").

Worse than its factual distortion, in my opinion (although also via it), this book reinforces negative self-image for non-white children and, perhaps unintentionally, bolsters white supremacy. To whit: "The other Indian girls all envied Pocahontas her beautiful beads. But to her nothing seemed much fun after her white friends had left." The Indians are depicted as (eerily identical in a Wonka-remake kind of way) fierce, unsmiling, magic-wielding savages, with both text and illustrations demonstrating the authors' (European/American society's) utter disrespect for indigenous religious ceremonies and practices. And of course, there is the ubiquitous, self-congratulatory rebuke of indigenous labor division, with the "squaws" (yes, they actually use that word) being worked like mules from childhood while little boys get to swim and make merry (as if there was/is somehow gender equity in current/historical Western societies).

The text also implies throughout that the Indians are all (with the exception of Pocahontas post-encounter) idiotic, materialistic, and superficial.
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By Miss Lady on October 17, 2010
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I purchased this book for my 6 year old daughter who has an intense interest in American Indians. She wanted to do a lapbook and I found one from homeschoolshare.com to go along with this book.
Although not all of the information in the book is true it is a wonderful adventure to read. The illustrations are gorgeous as well.
This series of books by these authors are highly recommended to anyone looking for good quality picture books to read to their children.
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By N. Tink on July 29, 2013
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All of the biographical D'Aulaire books are gorgeously illustrated!! My children love to sit with them just to look at the illustrations. The stories inside are well written, and make a great addition to our history curriculum for the lower elementary grades.
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I loved this book as a child 30 years ago, and it never loses my fascination as an adult. My children love it, from the 6 year old to the 17 year old daughter. Great roll model for my girls, and the D'Aulaire's illustrations are beautiful!
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This book is wonderful! The children loved it and the art work is colorful with details that spur more interest and questions. We used it as part of our history studies.
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While I didn't find this as good as the Greek or Norse myth books that this couple did, this is still a fun book to have nonetheless. I remember reading this from the library when I was a child. This book is dated to be sure, but it's still a nice sample of D'Aulaire art.
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