The True Story of Pocahontas (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 3 Book)

The True Story of Pocahontas (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 3 Book)

by Lucille Recht Penner

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Overview

Illus. in full color. Filled with suspense, romance, and historical details, here's a very young biography of the Powhatan Indian princess who played a vital role in early Colonial and Native American relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679861669
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/28/1994
Series: Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 3 Book
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 84,520
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.18(d)
Lexile: 550L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Lucille Recht Penner is the author of many nonfiction books for kids, including Dinosaur Babies and Monster Bugs in Random House’s Step into Reading program. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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The True Story of Pocahontas 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a story about Pocahontas- starting when the first settlers arrived in Jamestown and going to her trip to England where she "lived for the rest of her life" (which wasn't very long because she died of a disease, but the book doesn't mention that...) Some of the history is questionable, but many of the facts about Pocahontas are unknown, so who's to say?
whitnihatfield on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the true story of Pocohontas. It goes through her life before and after the men from England come to America.I like how this is an easy read, but the facts are just thrown together. Some of it was really hard to understand and to comprehend. I do like how the illustrations help the students visualize the era Pocahontas lived in.I would use this book to introduce the Unit for Native Americans in Social Studies. It would be good for the students to know her story and how she helped her country and England.
DayehSensei on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As part of the Step-into-Reading series, this book does a good job of presenting a basic, readable text for young readers age 5-8 to enjoy. The problem is that none of the information presented here is cited. Many generalizations are made. Pocahontas is called an "Indian Princess." This book reinforces stereotypes and does little to promote critical thought. While it serves its purpose as a tool for students learning how to read, I would not recommend using it with any student due to its very questionable content. While the text is a step above Disney's "Pocahontas" film, the illustrations are far inferior.