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Sterling Biographies®: Tecumseh: Shooting Star of the Shawnee Paperback – October 5, 2010

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Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Gr 5-8–These volumes are beautifully arranged with thick glossy pages, clear type, period photographs, enchanting portraits, lithographs, woodcuts, color maps, and a few relevant modern photographs of existing natural wonders. Each biography weaves the life and struggle of the featured Native American leader with the white man's “manifest destiny” to settle the New World and includes an evolutionary explanation of the term “American Indian.” The accounts are rich with exhaustive details, especially of skirmishes, treaties, and battles. The heroes' stories are accented with other players' mini biographies and side stories on topics such as militia and modern reservation casinos. A few enduring expressions and quotes are explained, such as “counting coup,” “GERONIMO!” and “A good Indian is a dead Indian.” The point of view alternates between the subject and his various allies and adversaries. Conflicting historical accounts are analyzed responsibly. These biographies, particularly Tecumseh, could lead to research on politics, diplomacy, human rights, peace, or conflict resolution.–S. McClendon, Friends School of Atlanta, Decatur, GAα(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

From Booklist

Packed with fast action and detailed analysis, these new titles in the Sterling Biographies series blend the stories of Native American leaders with the history of their peoples, distinguishing myth and reality by documenting what really happened and focusing on ordinary people as well as chiefs and warriors. Lots of detailed physical battles dominate Tecumseh, with a strong focus on the Shawnee’s brutal displacement by white settlers and the Indians caught up in the tensions between the U.S. and Great Britain. The series’ spacious design is highly scannable, with color background screens, photos, maps, and historic prints throughout; also included are a detailed time line, glossary, bibliography, and fully documented notes. Grades 7-12. --Hazel Rochman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 1100L (What's this?)
  • Series: Sterling Biographies®
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (October 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402762887
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402762888
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #580,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is actually for school age kids but don't let that deter you, it covers the important details of Tecumseh's life in an easy format. For research purposes, read several biographies on Tecumseh to get the full picture of his life and deeds.
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By Lois on January 21, 2016
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interesting book
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This book is ok but as an adult would like a more in depth book. This is wonderful for teaching of a young student in school!
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