The Double Life of Pocahontas by Jean Fritz audiobook

The Double Life of Pocahontas

By Jean Fritz
Read by Melissa Hughes

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780976193289

  • ISBN: 9780792787525

Runtime: 2.24 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the 1984 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

Pocahontas was the special favorite of her father, the great chief Pawhatan. And when the English settlers came to Virginia, she became a "sister" to Captain John Smith, who was "adopted" into her tribe. She was permitted to move freely between the Indian and white worlds, and her life seemed perfect. But soon there was trouble. Pocahontas was kidnapped by the settlers, who forced her to live like a white woman. She yearned for her father to meet the colonists' demands so all would be well again. But before Pocahontas made peace, she would be asked to turn her back on everything she loved—and to leave her Indian world behind forever.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Melissa Hughes reads the story with a tone of authority and compassion for all of the characters. She enlivens Pocahontas, a girl curious about these strangers who have come to her land. The listener comes away with admiration for a young woman, a pawn of both sides, who tried to bridge two cultures.” AudioFile
“Hughes speaks in a crisp, mature voice. Her recitation is similar to that of a teacher who is comfortable reading books aloud to her class: never flashy yet never boring. An excellent choice for libraries anticipating demand for Jamestown titles.” Library Journal (audio review)
“Buoyant and affecting.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Jean Fritz

Author Bio: Jean Fritz

Jean Fritz, the Newbery Honor-winning author of Homesick, is best known for her engaging and enlightening nonfiction for young readers, including What’s the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?, And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?, and Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution. She was honored with the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature by the New York State Library Association and won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her career contribution to American children’s literature.

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Details

Available Formats : Library CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 2.24
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English