The Double Life of Pocahontas

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Puffin Books, 1983 - Indians of North America - 96 pages
"Jean Fritz removes the romantic varnish from (the Pocahontas) legend and turns history into engrossing reality".--The New Yorker. Boston Globe/Horn Book Award; ALA Notable Children's Book.

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What, one might wonder, does Fritz see in the hackneyed subject of Pocahontas? As the title suggests (and the text handles delicately): a young girl who believed herself bound to John Smith by ... Read full review

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Unlike Disney, Fritz gives more in depth information about the real life of Pocahontas. Since she had no journal of her experiences, most of the literature comes from John Smith, her lover. Like the ... Read full review


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About the author (1983)

Acclaimed biographer, Jean Fritz, was born in China where she lived until the age of thirteen. She tells her story in Homesick, My Own Story, a Newbery Honor Book.      Ms Fritz is the author of forty-five books for children and young people. Many center on historical American figures, gaining her a reputation as the premier author of biographies for children and young people.      Among the prestigious awards Ms. Fritz has garnered are: a medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture, a Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, an American Book Award, a Christopher Award, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Non-Fiction Award, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and many ALA Notable Books of the Year, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, and ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice Awards.   

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