Sub-Genre: People & Places
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Book theme: United States, Native American
Street Date: October 1, 2005
Item Number (DPCI): 247-07-7245
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
In 1607, when John Smith and his Coatmen arrive in Powhatan to begin settling the colony of Virginia, their relations with the village's inhabitants are anything but warm. Pocahontas, the beloved daughter of the Powhatan chief, Mamanatowic, is just eleven; but in spite of her age, this astute young girl acts with wisdom and compassion, and plays a fateful, peaceful role in the destinies of two peoples.
Drawing from the personal journals of John Smith, Joseph Bruchac, winner of the American Book Award for Breaking Silence, reveals an important part of history through the eyes of two historic figures.