Encounter

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1992 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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When Christopher Columbus landed on the island of San Salvador in 1492, what he discovered were the Taino Indians. Told from a young Taino boy’s point of view, this is a story of how the boy tried to warn his people against welcoming the strangers, who seemed more interested in golden ornaments than friendship. Years later the boy, now an old man, looks back at the destruction of his people and their culture by the colonizers.
 

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User Review  - kellycaboose - LibraryThing

I would use this book to show the impact of the European explorers on Native Americans. The story is told from a Taino Native American. The pictures are big and bold. The message is too. Read full review

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User Review  - sottallah - LibraryThing

This book was so interesting because it is told from the eyes of a Native American boy. This is not what we usually read when we learn about Christopher Columbus as he conquered new land. This book ... Read full review

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Jane Yolen is a highly acclaimed children's author who has written hundreds of books for adults and children and has won numerous awards. She and her husband divide their time between Massachussetts and Scotland. DAVID SHANNON is the illustrator of many popular picture books, including How I Became a Pirate. His numerous awards include a Caldecott Honor for No, David! He lives in Burbank, California.

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