Historical Susan Donnell Pocahontas

ISBN 13: 9780425126172

Pocahontas

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9780425126172: Pocahontas

This bestseller was written by a direct descendant of Pocahontas. The daughter of great Chief Powhatan, Pocahontas lived a traditional life, mindful of nature and the land, and viewed the arrival of the English as an opportunity to learn. Through her indomitable spirit, she bridged the gap between her world and the colonists.

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From Publishers Weekly:

Weighted down by ponderous prose and trite romantic elements, this first novel by a woman who claims to be a direct descendant of Pocahontas presents an uninspired version of the life of the legendary Indian princess who was instrumental to the survival of the 17th-century English settlement at Jamestown, Va., who was an early convert to Christianity, explored and adopted an entirely new culture, had two husbands (one Native American, one English) and yet lived only to the age of 21. Donnell's demeaning assumption is that Pocahontas's acts of bravery must have been motivated by the fact that she and Englishman John Smith were lovers. (Naturally, the acts of courageous men--whether settler or Indian--require no such excuse here.) Although several scenes are set in Jamestown and the Indian towns, the work conveys little sense of how either society operated. In fact, in the book's best-known sequence, Smith's adoption into the Powhatan tribe, Donnell reduces first-rate real-life drama to second-rate melodrama. She pretends (as Smith did in his own writings) that his ceremonial "execution" and Pocahontas's last-minute intervention were the real thing. Author tour.
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From School Library Journal:

YA-- A superbly written historical novel, Pocahontas transports readers to the forests of precolonial Virginia as well as the bustling streets of London. This action-packed adventure, written by a direct descendant of Pocahontas, keeps readers eagerly turning the pages. Offering abundant information about the Powhatan Indian culture and lifestyle, Donnell shows how these first Americans helped the British survive difficult conditions, and her retelling of the story of Pocahantas's life emphasizes the Native American point of view. Young adults should find this an exciting, easy-to-read tale about a unique person at an important time in American history. Since it is impossible to verify some facts (the intimacy of John Smith and Pocahontas, for example), one wonders if some details are actually stories handed down in the author's family.
- Jacqueline J. Craig, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Donnell, Susan
Editorial: Berkley Trade (1991)
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