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My lady, Pocahontas

by Kudlinski, Kathleen V.

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Children Fiction J KUDLINSKI
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Children Fiction
 
Call Number  J KUDLINSKI
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j KUDLINSKI
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Fiction
 
Call Number  j KUDLINSKI
 
 
Summary

Neetah, Pocahontas's Pamunkey friend and servant, could hear the words princess and My Lady whispered from the lips of the white men who had settled in the colony they called Jamestown. Pocahontas, the daughter of the Supreme Chief of the Confederacy, was important in their eyes, and Neetah, too, could see something special within her bold friend.

She accompanied Pocahontas to Jamestown regularly, to this fort of smelly, hairy men whose food supply was slowly disappearing. The girls' mission was clear: to protect the Confederacy by finding out as much as they could about these strangers and report back to the Supreme Chief. But the daring Pocahontas, led by visions, had other intentions as well. My Lady Pocahontas tells an important early chapter of America's history from the Pamunkey viewpoint as the drama of two clashing cultures unfolds. Author's note and bibliography included.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 7-10. Drawing on legend and history, Kudlinski imagines the life of Pocahontas, daughter of the powerful Powhatan chief, at the time the whites settled Jamestown. Pocahontas falls in love with the white leader, warns him that her father plans to attack the colonists, and then is haunted by guilt at her betrayal of her people. Later, she marries a different white man, moves to England, converts to Christianity, is renamed Rebecca, and is celebrated as an exotic Indian princess until she dies. At times, the cultural detail almost overwhelms the story. However, by relating the tale through the viewpoint of fictional Neetah, a friend and servant who acts as a kind of alter ego to Pocahontas, Kudlinski brings close the sometimes fierce clash of white and Indian cultures as well as the diversity and richness of each. What is clear is that Pocahontas was not sweet or primitive; she was strong, brave, passionate, and troubled by conflict. Pair this with Elisa Carbone's Blood on the River (2006). --Hazel Rochman Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Pocahontas, -- -1617 -- Juvenile fiction.
Pocahontas, -- -1617 -- Fiction.
Pamunkey Indians -- Fiction.
Indians of North America -- Virginia -- Fiction.
Jamestown (Va.) -- History -- Juvenile fiction.
Virginia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Juvenile fiction.
Jamestown (Va.) -- History -- Fiction.
Virginia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Fiction.
Publisher Tarytown, NY :Marshall Cavendish,2006
Edition 1st Marshall Cavendish hardcover ed.
Language English
Description 273 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-271).
ISBN 0761452931
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