Sacajawea : the story of Bird Woman and the Lewis and Clark Expedition / Joseph Bruchac.
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- ISBN: 0152022341
- Physical Description: 199 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
- Publisher: San Diego, CA : Silver Whistle, c2000.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. ).
Sacajawea, a Shoshoni Indian interpreter, peacemaker, and guide, and William Clark alternate in describing their experiences on the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Northwest.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 April 2000
Gr. 7^-10. Like Scott O'Dell's Streams to the River: River to the Sea (1986), this novel offers a vivid account of the famous guide's life, but this time, Sacajawea's first-person chapters are interspersed with those narrated by William Clark. The prologue begins in the voice of Sacajawea's grown son, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, or "Pomp," who was an infant on the trip, and it is to him that his mother and "uncle" address their stories, which begin before Sacajawea joined the group and end after the journey was completed. Readers may find the introductions to each chapter distracting (Clark's begin with an excerpt from his actual diary, archaic spelling and language intact; Sacajawea's begin with a traditional Native American tale), and kids not drawn to adventure stories may grow weary of the detailed descriptions of the group's struggle and hardship navigating the rough terrain. But the alternating voices offer a fascinating, measured blend of cultural perspectives, creating a fuller impression of the extraordinary trip, and the social and historical climate in which it was undertaken. An extensive author's note discusses the fictionalizing process and cites source material. ((Reviewed April 1, 2000)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews
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