A Picture Book of Sacagawea

A Picture Book of Sacagawea

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Overview

A concise look at the legendary Shoshone woman who led explorers Lewis and Clark on their route from the Dakotas to the Pacific Ocean.


Born in the Rocky Mountains, Sacagawea was taken captive and held hundreds of miles away from home for years. When Meriwether Lewis and William Clark came through her new village, Sacagawea was offered as a guide since the explorers were heading toward Shoshone territory, where she was from. Pregnant with her first child and the only woman on the expedition, she accompanied them through the frigid winter of 1804-05 and gave birth to her son as the group traveled west. Her knowledge of the land, interpretation skills, and diplomatic manner were of great use to the team and helped ensure a successful voyage.

This child friendly narrative of Sacagawea's intrepid life contains memorable facts, history, and context, accompanied by elegant illustrations. Back matter includes a timeline, author's note, and bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823416653
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Series: Picture Book Biography Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 348,352
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile: AD910L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

David A. Adler has written more than a hundred books for children, including his well-known Picture Book Biography series. A former teacher, he lives with his family in New York State. Visit him on the web at www.davidaadler.com.

Dan Brown was born in Syracuse, New York. He studied painting and illustration at the Paier School of Art and currently does illustration for publishing companies and advertising agencies. He lives in New York City.

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A Picture Book of Sacagawea 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
nnicolic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a biography about Sacagawea and her being taking captive to her expedition with Louis and Clark. This book gave extra infromation than the other book I read about her. It said about how they were on a boat that sunk, they had a black slave with them and the Indian people never saw a black man before. It also included a bibilography. I liked this book, but I don't think the illustrator was on target witht he pictures. In the book it specifically said she had darker skin, but he gaver her light skin and she was only 13 but he drew her as 17. Other than that It was a great book.
RebeccaMichelet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sacagawea was born to a Native American tribe in the Rocky Mountains, the Shoshone. When a Hidatsa war party attacked her tribe, she was taken prisoner. A few years later she was sold to Toussaint Charbonneau to be his second wife. In 1804, when the Lewis and Clark expedition arrived at the Hidatsa village, they met with Charbonneau and Sacagawea. Charbonneau became their interpreter, and by spring joined the expedition along with Sacagawea and her two month old son. Sacagawea helped the explorers by collecting food, and saved instruments and medicine after a boat flipped on its side. In August she was reunited with her brother, who became the chief of the Shoshone. She also helped convince many tribes the explorers were not dangerous, because of her and her son's presence in the group. On March 23, 1806, the expedition was over, and they left for home. Sacagawea, Charbonneau, and Jean Baptiste arrived to Fort Mandan August of that year.
mrcmyoung on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book about Sacajawea portrays her as a hero while glossing over the fact that she was basically a slave pressed into service by her white husband, who either bought her or won her in a bet after she was kidnapped by another tribe. I'm sure Lewis and Clark could not have done it without her, but I'd be worried about the messages students might take away from this book. Adler writes that "during her seventeen months as part of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, she helped assure the success of the journey and open up the continent to the people of the United States." But would she have helped, given the choice, and was opening up the continent to the United States good for the Shoshone, Hidatsa, or other Native Americans? Are they included in "the people of the United States"? Also, Brown's illustrations are troubling; Sacajawea looks white and York, the black slave, looks ashen blue. A map would have been nice, too.
ebruno on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book tells about Sacagawea's life including her being sold into slavery. She later helped Lewis and Clark on their expedition. I would read this book to a history class.
alyssabuzbee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have to admit that before reading this book, I did not know much about Sacagawea other than her role in the Lewis and Clark expedition. This gave me a little more insight into what her life was like and her own experiences, both positive and negative. The only drawback to this book, in my opinion, is the dated illustrations. If not for that, this would be a wonderful book.
Kathdavis54 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This biography of Sacagawea is nothing ground breaking, but does give a good introduction to her life and story. It also would make for a great addition to any lesson on Lewis and Clark. The timeline in the back wraps up the biography nicely.
jenvid on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this short biography of Sacagawea, we learn about her early and later life. I did not know that she was taken away from her family at an early age, but I find it admirable that she was able to strive away from them. I might use this book in a 3rd grade classroom, when learning about Louisiana history. I know she helped Lewis and Clark through their expedition, and I feel students might find this interesting. As a topic, we can learn the life of all the important and known Native Americans that have helped shape our history, and as an activity, we can create Native Americans costumes.
lekenned on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A short biography about the life of Sacagawea, a young indian woman who helped early explorers in North America. This would be a good book when teaching students about early American history or famous people in history.
ahernandez91 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sacajawea, a Shoshone Indian, was kidnapped by an enemy tribe and later sold to serve as a second wife to an interpreter for Lewis and Clark. She accompanied them on their expedition because they would travel through the Shoshone Tribe. She serves a part in why the expedition was successful. Sacajawea was reunited with her brother and family along the expedition, but had to keep going with Lewis and Clark. I didn't find the illustrations to be captivating, they were very dull and positions awkwardly. I would use this book for a history lesson on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It could also be used when studying biographies in English.